PROSSER — The Prosser Princess Theatre has received a $11,900 Community Accelerator Grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, administered by ArtsFund.
The grant will be used to facilitate DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) training for its board. DEI training aims to promote fair treatment and full participation of all people in an organization, especially groups that have been underrepresented or subject to discrimination on the basis of identity or disability.
“This will include education, review of and recommendations for company documents and processes to better serve our diverse community,” explained Kimberly Starr, a Princess volunteer and member.
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s stated purpose in providing grants is “to provide essential capital to Washington’s cultural organizations and invest in a stronger, more inclusive and thriving arts and cultural sector.”
“I am thrilled Princess Theatre received this funding towards education around diversity, equity, and inclusion as our company works towards having its leadership, membership, and audience better reflecting all members of our community,” said Starr. “I strongly believe the company will learn, through this training, how to help all community members feel embraced by the Princess Theatre family.”
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