Dedicated to the principles of Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI), the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy integrates the following commitments into its core values, with a specific focus on arts education:
Mission Fulfillment through Arts Education and Equity:
The Eastern Iowa Arts Academy recognizes that understanding and addressing issues surrounding equity are critical to fully realizing our mission, especially within the realm of arts education and equity for all.
Discrimination Eradication and Advocacy in Arts Education:
Within the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy, we actively build awareness about and work towards eradicating racial discrimination and prejudice, particularly within the context of arts education.
Community-wide Dialogue Promotion in Arts Education:
We elevate ongoing dialogue on racial diversity, equity, and inclusion, emphasizing their significance within arts education across our community, network, and partnerships.
Celebrating Diversity through Arts Education:
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy's commitment extends to creating an arts education community that not only embraces but celebrates diversity in all its forms.
Inclusive Environment in Arts Education:
We are committed to providing an inclusive environment within arts education where individuals are not discriminated against based on race, creed, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, socioeconomic status, national origin, religion, disability, age, or genetic information.
Inclusive Staff Culture in Arts Education:
Within our organization, we foster a welcoming and inclusive staff culture in the context of arts education, ensuring that individuals feel valued, supported, and have a profound sense of belonging.
Consistent Progress Assessment in Arts Education:
To ensure continuous improvement, we consistently and systematically assess our progress in racial diversity, equity, and inclusion within the realm of arts education, reflecting our commitment to ongoing growth and positive change.