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Arts in Color was founded in 2013 as a resource to celebrate, inform and inspire people of color in theatre. 

Our Equity and Diversity work is guided by Shavanna Calder. Shavanna has her B.A. from Wellesley College and her Masters from NYU. Her background in Sociology, work at NYU Stern and career in theatre allow her a unique advantage (and viewpoint) in approaching equity, diversity and antiracism work in the arts, higher ed and corporate worlds.



Past Clients:

TYA-USA (Theatre for Young Audiences-USA)

  • Seattle Children's Theatre, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Cape Cod/Harwich Junior Theatre, Honolulu Theatre for Youth

Musical Theatre Educators Alliance

Trusty Sidekick

Innovative Voice Studio

Past Projects:

TYA/USA's Listen Learn Lead: Antiracism in TYA  

IVS's Artist Expansion Fund 

BIPOC in TYA's Anti Racist & Anti Oppressive Futures Guide

TYA/USA's Leadership Roundtable



We can provide rates for speaking engagements as well as hourly & project based opportunities. Please inquire with us directly. Fees are based on your requirements and are negotiable for specific circumstances. If you have questions about this please do not hesitate to ask!




You can reach out to us at to set up an initial consultation. More information can also be found here.


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