Ten Things That Can Make Your Organization More Diverse

“To make a real impact we need to think beyond the here and now to who the next generation of arts professionals are going to be. We need to go into schools and colleges and talk to young people about the careers that are available to them. We need to take arts and culture job fairs out into communities to tackle socio-economic barriers and increase awareness of opportunities.”

Seriously Cute: The Spread Of Kawaii Was, In Fact, A Japanese Government Plan

“The aggressive development of this aesthetic was not fully organic, but in fact developed with a ‘global wink,’ as part of Japan’s plan to build cultural cachet overseas. … The government has embraced the designation, eager to rebrand the world’s perception of a staid culture characterized by honor and samurai to a more playful, feminized Japan.”

A Reel CIA Plot: Hollywood Has Been An Agency ‘Asset’ For Decades

“Ever since its inception in 1947, the CIA has been covertly working with Hollywood. But it wasn’t until the mid-1990s that the agency formally hired an entertainment industry liaison and began openly courting favorable treatment in films and television. … Especially after 9/11, American screenwriters, directors, and producers have traded positive portrayal of the spy profession in film or television projects for special access and favors at CIA headquarters.”

A Singers’ Rebellion At Georgia’s National Opera House

“[Alleging] absence of repertoire, corruption, nepotism and threats of unfair dismissal, world-famous Georgian opera singers such as Mzia Nioradze, Tamar Iveri, Nana Kavtarashvili, Anita Rachvelishvili, and Lado Ataneli, with members of the Tbilisi opera choir, are up in arms at the current situation in [the company] and have named their artistic director Davit Kintsurashvili ‘unprofessional’ for having only staged three operas in the two years of his leadership at [the Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theater].”