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CMCB Executive Director in the Media

September 19th, 2019 in Blog with NO COMMENTS

CMCB Executive Director Lecolion Washington has been very busy out in the arts community this summer! You can see his face at the ICAhear his voice on the MCC podcast, or read about a study he supports. Read more about these initiatives below, and be sure to click the links to support the great work of our non-profit neighbors.

Institute of Contemporary Art presents “A Father’s Lullaby” by Rashin Fahandej
Boston’s Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) established the James and Audrey Foster Prize in 1999 to recognize exceptional Boston-area artists. The 2019 biennial installment includes “A Father’s Lullaby”, by Rashin Fahandej. Fahandej’s work highlights the role of men in raising children while underlining the absence of fathers due to racial disparities and mass incarceration. Check it out, and you may see a familiar face! Open now through December 31. Join the artists at an opening reception this Thursday, September 26, from 5pm – 9pm. It is free, and open to the public.

Arts Connect International presents “Moves Toward Equity: Perspectives from Arts Leaders of Color”
On September 19, Lecolion appeared on a panel to discuss the release of a new report, “Moves Toward Equity” by Arts Connect International (ACI). ACI works to celebrate culture an promotes equity in the arts through research, advocacy and raising awareness. This phase II of their report focused on perspectives from self-identifying arts leaders of color, all of whom are part of the Network for Arts Administrators of Color (NAAC), an affinity group run out of ArtsBoston. We are proud to share that both our Chief Operation Officer Marie Tai, and Executive Director Lecolion Washington, were invited to be part of this project. Read the full report here.

Massachusetts Cultural Council presents Creative Minds Out Loud Episode 87: “There’s the intent and there’s the impact”
The Mass Cultural Council (MCC) partners with artists, educators, and communities to unleash the power of culture. Their podcast, Creative Minds Out Loud, features informative and lively conversations with arts and culture thought leaders. In this episode, they interview Lecolion to discuss the barriers to diversity in classical music, what systemic change looks like, and how to develop an organizational culture that is success-based. Listen to the podcast.

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