- Program Flint Area
- Program Area Enriching Lives Through Arts and Culture
- Grant Amount $10,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2007–August 31, 2007
- Location Flint, MI, United States
- Geographic Focus Flint
About this grant
This grant will provide funding to the Flint Institute of Music to implement a key component of its diversity plan. The Flint Institute of Music, like similar organizations throughout the country, faces major challenges in increasing the number of minority participants, audiences, and staff that are reflective of the community it serves. Based on interviews with staff and other key stakeholders and data collected from patrons and the community from surveys and focus groups, barriers that prevent minorities from accessing the institute’s programs were identified. Using the information learned, diversity and inclusion training will be developed and implemented for staff, facility, and board members to improve cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence through all aspects of the organization.