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Adriane Jefferson Honored with 2022 American Specific Rising Chief Award

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People for the Arts presents our Annual Leadership Awards as a part of the 2022 Annual Convention. These awards acknowledge the achievements of people and organizations dedicated to enriching their communities by way of the humanities.

The 2022 American Specific Rising Chief Award is introduced to Adriane Jefferson (she/her/hers). Jefferson is at the moment the Director of Cultural Affairs for the Metropolis of New Haven and the Govt Director of New Haven Festivals Inc., the place she is main town on cultural fairness and anti-racism initiatives. She is a thought chief, adviser, and educator pertaining to problems with justice, variety, fairness, entry, and inclusion. She focuses on skilled improvement programming for younger inventive professionals; packages that amplify Black, Indigenous, folks of shade; and social change initiatives. She has devoted her profession to fostering a extra equitable, vibrant, and sustainable arts panorama. 

With 17 years of expertise as an arts administrator and cultural fairness chief, Adriane and her division have created the Arts for Anti-racism Pledge, The Unapologetically Radical Convention, and the Metropolis of New Haven’s and State of CT’s first ever Cultural Fairness Plan. Adriane oversees the Metropolis’s membership within the Authorities Alliance of Race & Fairness and has fashioned the Core Race Fairness Job Drive. The Job power performs an advisory and management position to the Mayor and Govt Management on inside and exterior race fairness points within the metropolis of New Haven and practices equitable techniques change. Adriane can also be a member of the Closing Gaps Community, Residing Cities Initiative, which offers ongoing management coaching on group organizing, anti-racism rules, fairness assessments and capability constructing. Adriane oversees the Civic house, which is a multipronged civic engagement platform the place group members talk immediately with metropolis officers on the adjustments they want to see of their neighborhoods. 

Previous to her present position she served as an Arts Program Supervisor for the State of CT, Division of Financial and Group Growth/Workplace of the Arts the place she developed groundbreaking packages for the state of Connecticut similar to The Arts Workforce Initiative Paid Employment Program and the READI (Relevance, Fairness, Entry, Variety, and Inclusion) Music convention, which has positioned tons of of younger inventive staff of shade in arts jobs {and professional} improvement alternatives throughout the state. 

The American Specific Rising Chief Award acknowledges visionary management by a person who’s a brand new and/or younger arts chief who demonstrates a capability to have interaction and impression their group.

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