We recognize deep-rooted economic, social, cultural, racial, gender, physical, and other barriers to participation and access in the arts. As a leading performing arts organization in the region, we commit to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion – for those we serve, through our programming, and across our leadership and workforce. We are dedicated to making the Oregon Symphony a symphony for all.
We embrace the inherent richness that comes with a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. We believe that nurturing a broad range of perspectives allows us to think differently, listen more intently, and connect more deeply with a larger, more diverse community. The arts are an expression of our shared humanity, and the Oregon Symphony welcomes you to share in this experience.
We commit to:
We acknowledge that dedicating ourselves to these commitments will require resources, action, and accountability. Through this intentional focus, the Oregon Symphony will do our part to create a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant community.
Adopted by Oregon Symphony Board of Directors, November 28, 2017