Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement (written in conjunction with the Greater Columbus Arts Council statement on DEI)
The purpose of Film Columbus is “to enrich our community through the art AND business of film.” And, along with the Greater Columbus Arts Council, we envision a “thriving Columbus where the arts matter to all of us.” We recognize to achieve this vision we must actively work to overcome complex inequities in our community including racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, classism, and ableism, among others. We believe that the art and the business of film play an essential role in examining the issues of our time, encouraging thoughtful dialogue and prompting change as a pathway to equity.
Racial Equity Statement
We know that there is work to be done in many areas of inequity and injustice; however, Film Columbus and the Arts Council have decided that we must focus our efforts on racial equity to make meaningful progress, as we acknowledge racism as one of the most pressing issues of our time. Focusing on racial equity in our organization generates a framework, tools and resources that can also be applied to other areas of marginalization.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Videos and White Papers on the Current Environment
Video: Tribeca Talks At Home: Race & the Industry - "The Gatekeepers"
Sep 29, 2020
Video: The Wrap – TheGrill – “Building Inclusion From Within”
Sep 23, 2020
Video: LMGI Town Hall on the Complexity of Racial Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Film Industry
Jul 1, 2020
PDF: AFCI + Time’s Up Foundation Diversity Report 2020
PDF: Cultural Equity in the Public Art Field