In 2020, AmadorArts established the IDEA Advisory Committee to oversee all organizational decisions, programs, services, budgetary & strategic planning, in order to ensure that the principals of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility are central to every process and procedure.
This volunteer Advisory Committee is part of the Governance Committee and is facilitated by Dr. Betzaida Arroyo working in consensus with Lianna Falco, Anisha Ramani, and Mark Smith.
According to Dr. Arroyo, successful diversity initiatives demonstrate an institutional commitment by making Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (IDEA) a priority in every aspect of the organization. The IDEA Advisory Committee plans to establish Amador County as an arts & cultural hub, representing the many diverse facets of the rural American experience.
Diversify Board, Staff, and Volunteers to represent all people in Amador, especially People of Color
Integrate principals of DEAI across the organization
Participate in ongoing assessment of programs, services, processes and marketing to ensure functional application of the Racial Equity lens and DEAI principles
Further develop ADA resources including interpreters, accessible documents, and technology
Create Intercultural Celebrations, Programs, and Services
Maintain programs and services that are affordable to the general population, develop sliding-scale infrastructure for tickets programs
Multi-Lingual translators available to all events
Multi-Lingual social media, print, and broadcast marketing