Action Through Learning

The Chicago Inclusion Project is excited to launch a new education, workshop, and consultation series developed by staff members Jessica Vann and Arti Ishak.


Our foundational workshop Being Anti- Racist: An Active Action is designed for Theatre and Arts organizations who are looking for a comprehensive deep-dive into Anti-Racist art practices and actionable steps in becoming an Anti-Racist Organization. This is the first of a series of workshops that guide companies through the various Stages of Anti-Racist Representation. After taking this workshop, your company will have a deeper understanding of where you stand and where you could be, giving you a clear idea of actions you can take to move into the next stage.


Being anti racist: 

an active action

The Continuum of Anti-Racist Representation gives both multi-cultural and predominantly white organizations a way to measure progress when striving for equitable inclusion. It is an industry-specific tool that provides tangible guideposts to help transform your theatre or performing arts organization into its most equitable form. When used in conjunction with a workshop or consultation, it provides opportunities to self-identify where an organization thinks they are on the continuum, in comparison to where The Chicago Inclusion Project identifies them.



Our personalized Consultation Services take learning to the next level, with customized training, production-specific support, and one on one meetings catered to your organizations’ current stage and personalized to meet your specific needs. You will work directly with program managers Arti and Jess to examine your organization, find points of potential growth, and outline specific tasks that need to be accomplished in order to move the organization into the next stage of representation.


While our current session is at capacity, if you or your organization want to work with the Chicago Inclusion Project for your Equity, Diversity and Inclusion needs please fill out the form below!


Check back with us all month long as we continue to release new resources and information!