Lunch & Learn

January 26th 12:15-1:15 via Zoom


How The Berkshire/Columbia Counties Pay Equity Cohort Project is helping the arts and culture sector succeed

Passion doesn’t pay the rent. And yet passion is commonly used to justify unlivable wages and benefits for entry and mid-level arts and culture workers. A coalition of six employers, brought together by Multicultural BRIDGE, asked entry- and mid-level workers themselves to tell their stories, complemented those stories with new regional data and national research, and presented the findings along with recommendations and commitments to make change. And a movement was born.


Join project leaders, Kristen van Ginhoven and Aron Goldman, for a multimedia presentation and discussion of the project. Hear how the movement, now ten arts and culture employers and growing, is going forward with implementing the report recommendations and turning the dial on pay equity.


Berkshire/Columbia Counties Pay Equity Project is now ten organizations strong (and growing): Art Omi, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Art Center (formerly IS183), Berkshire Music School, Community Access to the Arts (CATA), Flying Cloud Institute, Jacob’s Pillow, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, WAM Theatre, and Williamstown Theatre Festival.