New League resource: Catalyst Snapshots focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion at orchestras

Posted on: July 1, 2022

The League of American Orchestras has released a series of Catalyst Snapshots, in which League member orchestras share stories of the tangible progress they’ve made towards their equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) goals. The Snapshots, which are available for free at https://americanorchestras.org/catalyst-snapshots-edi-case-studies-from-american-orchestras/, report on the EDI actions taken and lessons learned by seven orchestras that are making concrete progress in their EDI work. These Snapshots are part of a range of activities and resources from The Catalyst Fund Incubator, a League program that empowers member orchestras to create a culture of inclusivity—and ultimately to nurture and sustain the diversity they seek. Orchestras supported by The Catalyst Fund are laboratories for showing what works in building understanding and creating effective EDI practices. The Catalyst Snapshots cover a variety of EDI strategies and tactics and include the Chicago Symphony Youth Orchestras, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and San Francisco Symphony.

The Catalyst Fund Incubator, Catalyst Guides, and Catalyst Snapshots are made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with additional support from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.

Download individual Snapshots or an anthology that includes all seven Snapshots for free at https://americanorchestras.org/catalyst-snapshots-edi-case-studies-from-american-orchestras.