Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee

Mission

To advocate for the increase of diversity, equity and inclusion in arts and culture.

Goals

  1. To suggest strategies to increase equal access to funding opportunities to underserved arts organizations led by people of color.
  2. To recommend remedies for the issue of under-representation of diverse groups in the Central Florida arts community at all levels.
  3. To advocate for the investment of necessary resources for diverse artists and groups to experience equity and have the opportunity to grow and participate on equal terms.

2022 Grant Deadline Calendar (PDF)

Grant Opportunities for Nonprofit Organizations (PDF)

Committee Members

Samí Haiman-Marrero, Chair
Cecelia Bonifay
Julie Coleman
Gwen Covington
Ada Garcia
Betsy Gwinn
Rob Henlon
Federico Hollander
RK Kelley
Zep Bholai-Lawrence
Mitzi Maxwell
Elizabeth Mputu
John Payne-Rios
Maria Fernanda Saavedra
Thali Sugisawa

Contact Us

Terry Olson, Director
Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1393
Orlando, Florida, 32802-1393
Offices: 450 E. South St., Suite 345
Orlando, Florida, 32801

Email: ArtsandCulturalAffairs@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-5540
Fax: (407) 836-5554

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