A Shared Commitment

At YoloArts, we believe the arts and cultural practice transform our daily lives by sparking dialogue, building empathy, and encouraging shared experiences.

We are committed to highlighting historically underrepresented communities in the arts. YoloArts stands firmly against racism, oppression, and injustice, and affirms black lives.

The arts amplify the voices of the unheard and are unlike any other form of expression: art allows us to give form to our dreams of who we want to be and the communities we want to live in.

As an organization, we must challenge ourselves to do better. We are committed to doing the work of looking internally to examine our practices, and your feedback is vital. We are engaged in the following action steps:

  • Develop a board of directors, staff, and advisory committees that reflect our expansive and diverse community.
  • Review public programming and evaluate exhibition practices to ensure the inclusion of different perspectives and experiences.
  • Strengthen community partnerships with artists-in-residence programs where children and adults have limited access to artistic expression.

YoloArts remains dedicated and determined to use the power of arts to strengthen and enrich our communities. We encourage you to join us and use your own art and power to be a voice for change.