The Guild’s Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Guild is committed to a Minnesota where peace, equity and kindness prevail and we stand with our community in demanding justice for the killing of George Floyd and in actively rejecting racism and oppression.

While the Guild has long been a platform and advocate for all voices within our community, after 60 years our board and staff acknowledge we can and must do better.

We recognize we have the power to break the mold and make systemic change to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our organization. We recognize real change will take time, that we have a considerable amount of work to do, and this work will be long-term, ongoing and collaborative. We accept that responsibility and will work as an organization to reflect the values we aspire to live by. 

Our organization is in the midst of creating a three-year plan to envision the Guild of 2023 and beyond, and we invite your feedback for how we can do better in reaching full equity, diversity and inclusion. What does a community art center of the future look like to you? Let us know at office@northfieldartsguild.org.

We will follow up with more ways to share your critical feedback in the weeks ahead. We are excited for all we can continue to build together.