We want to make it as easy as possible for your organization to become of, by, and for your community.
Leading change is hard. Doing it on your own without a roadmap is even harder. That’s why we're building a Change Network: a supportive online community and training program to help you take concrete action to involve new communities in your work.
The OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network provides tools, accountability, and support to help your organization:
set goals for community involvement
adopt new behaviors to become of, by, and for the communities who matter most to you
track progress towards your goals
You'll make change alongside a supportive online community of fellow travelers from forward-looking civic and cultural organizations like yours around the world. We will coach and support you along the way, but ultimately, you decide how fast and far to go.
We are building the Change Network with diverse global partners.
We’re currently in the research & development phase of the Change Network. In October 2018, we started piloting the Change Network with a "First Wave" of 21 organizations. In April 2019, we accepted a Second Wave of 17 more organizations. We’re learning as much as possible with these brave partners, so we can build a full-scale version of the Change Network for hundreds of organizations to join.
Who’s in the Change Network?
The First and Second Wave organizations were chosen via an open, competitive selection process to represent diverse budget sizes, sectors, locations, and perspectives. These waves include organizations in 9 countries and 10 time zones - museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, parks, community centers, health centers, and cultural centers. These organizations have budgets from under $100,000 to over $15,000,000. 1/3 of these organizations are led by people of color or indigenous people. All of us are on the path to community involvement and are eager to go deeper together.
The First Wave is:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History in Santa Cruz, CA, USA (host site)
National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM, USA
Techniquest in Cardiff, Wales, UK
HistoryMiami Museum in Miami, FL, USA
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center in Niagara Falls, NY, USA
Immigration Museum in Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Te Manawa in Palmerston North, Aotearoa, NZ
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam in Schiedam, Netherlands
Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI, USA
Oakland Symphony in Oakland, CA, USA
Marfa Public Radio in Marfa, TX, USA
Laundromat Project in New York, NY, USA
ARTZ Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA, USA
Oakland Public Library in Oakland, CA, USA
St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, IN, USA
Dakota County Library in Eagan, MN, USA
Los Angeles River State Park Partners in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Divis and Black Mountain in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Movement BE in San Diego, CA, USA
Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition in Minneapolis, MN, USA
Genesis Centre in Calgary, AB, Canada
The Second Wave is:
Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket, RI, USA
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, FL, USA
Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul and Rochester, MN, USA
Friends of Santa Cruz County Parks in Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Epping Forest District Museum in Waltham Abbey, England, UK
2 Museos, Bellas Artes y MAC in Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Claremore Museum of History in Claremore, OK, USA
National Justice Museum in Nottingham, England, UK
Filament Theatre in Chicago, IL, USA
Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum in Jackson, WY, USA
Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery in Carlisle, England, UK
Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, USA
Rotorua Arts Village Trust in Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand
Centre of Democracy in Adelaide, SA, Australia
Nevada County Arts Council in Nevada City, CA, USA
Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, ON, Canada
Capital E in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand
If you want to hear stories from these first waves and be the first to hear about other ways to get involved, join our email list.