HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
This is a love letter to YOU - our incredible donors and supporters! Whether you donated directly, became a member, participated in Statera Mentorship, attended our conference, wrote for the Statera Blog, volunteered at an event, or supported a program with your time and energy, YOU have contributed to the success of Statera’s work for gender balance in the arts. Thanks to YOU and the support of the entire Statera community, 2018 was the most expansive and exciting year StateraArts has ever had.
...for supporting the national expansion of Statera Mentorship with the launch of 15 new regional chapters (and more coming).
...for supporting our third National Conference in Milwaukee! Your contribution allowed us to bring in theatre and film luminaries like Hana Sharif, Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway, Gail Barringer, and Nataki Garrett to give touchstone addresses.
...for supporting the launch of our free resource directory, which houses a treasure-trove of valuable information for emerging and established artists alike.
...for supporting the launch of Statera Membership- a community for anyone interested in advancing their art careers through the lens of intersectional gender-parity.
....for supporting the Statera Team (pictured below). Your donations have allowed our organization to transition from an all-volunteer team to one that is supported in the work. It is an exciting time at StateraArts and we owe it all to you!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR MISSION
to take positive action to bring women*
into full and equal participation in the arts.
The StateraArts Team
*A NOTE ON INCLUSION AT STATERA
Women: Statera recognizes the limiting nature of the binary use of woman. We serve and welcome anyone on the gender spectrum who identifies either always or some of the time as a woman. We also serve and welcome those who identify as non-binary.
Intersectionality: StateraArts works through an intersectional lens for gender parity. We understand and acknowledge that systems of oppression and discrimination are interdependent and span all social categorizations such as race, class, gender, ability, parental status, size, age, and sexual orientation as they apply to a given individual or group. Addressing one spoke of systematic discrimination or disadvantage means holistically addressing them all.