The Alice Austen House fosters creative expression, explores personal identity, and educates and inspires the public through the interpretation of the photographs, life and historic home of trailblazing American photographer Alice Austen (1866-1952).
We pursue this mission and work with integrity, dedication, scholarship and passion. This means modeling new ways of operating that address the inequities that exist in our communities – across race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and other identities.
Thus, Alice Austen House is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all of our programming and among our board, staff, volunteers, and patrons.
To that end, we commit to:
- Partnering with community organizations and schools which represent the diverse communities we serve. We must utilize these collaborations to create a shared vision for change that promotes equity and eliminates systematic barriers.
- Refining existing and developing new educational and public programming through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion that meets the needs of the culturally, racially and ethnically diverse communities we serve.
- Ensuring that Alice Austen House hiring practices are open and inclusive and developing a racially diverse Board of Trustees.
- Our institution understands that a racially diverse staff and board are critical to growing and strengthening our organization’s adaptability and providing workplace welfare and greater accessibility.