In a time when our nation, as well as individuals, are charged to confront the harm inflicted on marginalized people in various aspects, including the arts, in a city heralded as the most segregated and the most harmful place to raise Black children, Sunstone Studios commits itself to not only framing conversations and language related to honoring all people, but to actions that demonstrate a proactive approach. From the floorboards to the balcony, we commit to creating an equitable space in which partnering with the Black and Brown communities of Milwaukee, the LGBTQIA2S+ communities of Milwaukee, the marginalized communities of artists who are neither Black, Brown nor White, and the communities of artists of all abilities are our priority. We stand in the gap as fellow artists and creatives to offer space rental and membership with access to shared services, value-added features, and programming with a significant focus on outreach to marginalized communities.
We will select participants using intentional racial diversity to ensure equitable access to all communities; 40% Black and Brown identified, 40% White identified, & 20% neither Black, Brown, or White identified and encompassing all intersections.
With a wealth of educational, theatrical, artistic, as well as lived experiences under our collective belt, we stand as a diverse team of Milwaukeeans who love our city so much that we will use our space, our privileges, and our creative voices to challenge it to do better, and to become better for all people. We are Sunstone Studios, a small place brave enough to make a big difference!