Colored Criticism convenes people of color to be seen and heard in the arts. We highlight the voices of artists, audiences, and professionals historically sidelined from cultural criticism. We conduct lovingly critical conversations with a light touch and bright spirit.
As a member of the Board of Directors of Colored Criticism, you deeply believe in the future possibility of American art and support our mission to expand access for people of color. Incoming Board Members are expected to:
Attend four Board meetings per year, which will guide organizational growth and development. Board Members serve for a term of at least two years, and may consider accepting the role of President, Secretary, or Treasurer, as agreed upon by the Board.
Take an active part in Colored Criticism’s budget planning. Colored Criticism staff will ensure that the board receives timely and appropriate updates. Colored Criticism is currently a fiscally sponsored organization. Therefore, nonprofit legal requirements around Board Member fiduciary responsibilities do not apply.
Amplify the work of the organization. This includes maintaining up-to-date knowledge of current Colored Criticism programs. Board Members are also expected to attend organizational events and are encouraged to speak about the organization at relevant external events.
Make an annual personal financial contribution. Each Board Member’s gifts plus direct solicitations will total at least $2,500 per year.
Colored Criticism convenes panels, screenings, gallery talks, and other customized arts programs. Our team works with museums, universities, theaters, foundations, and faith-based institutions to change the narrative around culture, history, and criticism. Our network of educators, curators, influencers, and journalists expand the conversation around cultural heritage.
Colored Criticism expands the narrative around cultural heritage through media. Our NYSCA-supported livestream Art Off Pause documents artists responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Our signature web series launched in 2015, our newsletter is released monthly, and we started production on our first documentary Carnival Queens in 2017. In addition, our monthly newsletter reviews exhibitions and the arts sector for a general audience. Our media products combine culture, identity, and experiences to reach new audiences.
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