1st Edition

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Performing Arts Workforce

By Tobie S. Stein Copyright 2020
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Performing Arts Workforce examines the systemic and institutional barriers and individual biases that continue to perpetuate a predominately White nonprofit performing arts workforce in the United States. Workforce diversity, for purposes of this book, is defined as racial and ethnic diversity among workforce participants and stakeholders in the performing arts, including employees, artists, board members, funders, donors, educators, audience, and community members. The research explicitly uncovers the sociological and psychological reasons for inequitable workforce policies and practices within the historically White nonprofit performing arts sector, and provides examples of the ways in which transformative leaders, sharing a multiplicity of cultural backgrounds, can collaboratively and collectively create and produce a culturally plural community-centered workforce in the performing arts.

    Foreword: Antonio C. Cuyler, Ph.D.

    Chapter 1: Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Performing Arts Workforce
    Chapter 2: Race and Performance: A Brief History
    Emma Halpern
    Chapter 3: Race, Identity, and Social Relations
    Chapter 4: The Opportunity Structure and the Performing Arts Workforce
    Chapter 5: The Racial and Ethnic ADEI-Centered Performing Arts Workforce
    Chapter 6: Social Change Champions in the Performing Arts
    "Teaching Culturally Responsive Performing Arts Management in Higher Education"
    Brea M. Heidelberg, Ph.D.
    "The Public Funder’s Impact on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Arts"
    Abid Hussain

    Contributor Biographies



    Tobie S. Stein, Ph.D. is a sociologist and Professor Emerita, Department of Theater, Brooklyn College, The City University of New York.