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REAL Events

Since its inception in 2015, the Racial Equity & Arts Leadership (REAL) program has brought together arts administrators, executive leaders of cultural institutions, community-based arts organizations, and individual artists for seminars and organizational workshops designed to examine how institutional practices such as hiring processes and arts programming choices can advance racial equity in our community.

While the leadership team uses 2020 to design future programming which addresses Nashville’s rapidly changing landscape, communities, and the art sector you can still get involved in the conversation, through participation in upcoming events.

If you are interested in becoming part of the 2021 REAL cohort or participating in REAL speaker events send your contact details to

Madonna and Child
The Form of Reform


Disrupting Everyday Bias
For Vanderbilt Faculty & Staff ONLY
through May 2021
Register through Oracle Learning

This two-hour online instructor-led workshop introduces skills to disrupt the impact of bias in interactions, behaviors, and decision-making and the various ways unconscious bias can impede the development of a diverse and inclusive work environment. Participants are introduced to the tools and strategies which can be used to make decisions in a more conscious manner.

Contact Diversity Recruitment and Outreach Manager Yasmine Mukahal for inquiries.