September 26, 2019 - 8:30 am


Increasing Impact by Using a Racial Equity Lens

Join us to learn how philanthropy can be more effective in our communities by understanding and addressing issues related to racial equity and racial disparities, in our state and neighborhoods, in the nonprofit ecosystem, and within our own processes and organizations.  This is especially important in light of recent racially motivated violence and racist language and tropes used in political discourse.

GCRI is grateful for Rhode Island State Council on the Arts’ support in bringing Brea Heidelberg to Rhode Island to share her expertise with funders. She is also working with Rhode Island nonprofits to build capacity around the issues of diversity, equity and inclusion through the Advancing Cultural Equity Workshop and Technical Assistance Program supported by RISCA and the Rhode Island Foundation.

Brea is an arts management consultant, educator, and researcher. Brea’s research and consulting work centers on diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the arts management ecosystem, professional development issues facing arts administrators, and human resource management in arts and cultural organizations. Brea is an Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director for the undergraduate Entertainment & Arts Management Program at Drexel University. Brea serves on the Emerging Leaders Council for Americans for the Arts and on the editorial board of the American Journal of Arts Management. She is also a Board Member of the Association of Arts Administration Educators, currently serving as Vice President and the chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion task force. She has a varied background that includes experiences as a dancer and choreographer as well as positions in community engagement and programming at both visual and performing arts organizations. Brea has completed specialized training in evaluation at Claremont Graduate School. She also earned her master’s in Human Resource Development from Villanova University and her doctorate in Arts Administration, Education, and Policy from The Ohio State University.

For GCRI funder members only.