Mission, Equity Statement, and more

Mission

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center builds ambitious programs that promote artists and engage communities.

Vision

Disjecta provides a catalytic platform for forward-thinking work by visual and performing artists. Dynamic programs showcase new ideas and engage new audiences while fueling collaborations between artists, curators, and viewers to impact and intervene in the larger contemporary arts dialogue. Disjecta exacts equal rigor from local and national artists, while recognizing and supporting the talent of the region.

Equity Statement

Disjecta believes that our mission of promoting artists and engaging communities can only be fulfilled when all communities have full and equitable access to the arts in its many forms. Disjecta recognizes the ways in which race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, and economic disparities have excluded many in our community from full participation both as audience members, curators, and artists. Disjecta commits to dismantling and disrupting these barriers and promoting cultural equity as part of our core mission.  

To fulfill this commitment, Disjecta agrees to the following:

1. Promote voices and points of view that have been historically under-represented in the arts and engage these populations to impact and intervene in the contemporary arts dialogue. 
2. Promote cultural equity throughout our organization including in our hiring, policies, systems, programs, and services. 
3. Demonstrate our responsibility to recognize the inequities inherent in our culture and take action to dismantle them.   

Resources: 

https://racc.org/about/equity/

https://www.americansforthearts.org/sites/default/files/pdf/2016/about/cultural_equity/ARTS_CulturalEquity_updated.pdf

Land Acknowledgment

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center would like to recognize that our programming is being held on the traditional lands of the Chinook, Cowlitz, and many other Nations. We take this opportunity to offer respectful recognition to the Native communities in our region. 

Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and colonization as well as the continual displacement of Native people by the United States. Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, as part of our Equity Statement and Plan, agrees to recognize the inequities inherent in our culture and take action to dismantle them.   

Please join us in acknowledging the contributions Indigenous peoples have, and continue to make to our region and beyond.