Through the course of the past year, and the TALC community conversations that have been held, it has become clear that a common set of standards, similar to the Chicago Theater Standards (CTS), be developed for the MN arts community. The CTS were developed in 2015 as a response to issues that were happening in Chicago Theaters that raised awareness around the need for a community commitment to reducing the problem of sexual harassment. Though they are an excellent resource, they are not robust enough to address the issues that are of concern in the Minnesota arts community. 

We began the work to development our own set of standards on February 17th at the History Theatre in St. Paul. In order to have a place to start, we discussed the CTS. You can read them by clicking on the link below. Other documents have been brought to our attention that serve a similar purpose, but none of them seem to address the issues we want to address in education for the arts, production areas and the complexities of keeping young artists safe. You can access these documents by clicking on the button below if you want to read them.


If you are interested in the ongoing work to create MN Standards, join us! We need your voice in this conversation. We can't know what you want if you don't participate. You can attend our next virtual meeting on July 13th by clicking on the sign up form below. Our newsletters can be found in the menu to your right if you want to learn more about what we have done and what we are up to next

“When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my vision—then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid" Audre Lorde  The Transformation of Silence into Language & Action.


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