Episode 103: Enhancing the Visibility of Professionals of Color

Last fall, we spoke with Audrey Seraphin, Membership and Capacity Building Manager at ArtsBoston, about how to get more people of color working in cultural organizations and about their Network for Arts Administrators of Color (or NAAC Boston). NAAC Boston enhances the visibility of professionals of color in Greater Boston’s arts and culture sector, and widens the leadership pipeline while highlighting opportunities for professional and personal growth in the field.

Audrey SeraphinAudrey Seraphin is an artist and arts administrator who works in the Boston theatre community as an actor, director, stage manager, and community organizer. By day, she is the Membership & Capacity Building Manager at ArtsBoston, where she runs the Network of Arts Administrators of Color (NAAC) Boston. Audrey moonlights as the Community Engagement Director at The Front Porch Arts Collective, a Black theatre company dedicated to eradicating racial injustice in Boston.

Audrey’s theatrical passion is directing; recent projects include Coriolanus (Praxis Stage), Shakespeare on Leadership (Boston Theater Company), Una Me Da Leche (She Said Festival), and This Is Not a True Story (Asian-American Theatre Artists of Boston), as well assisting on Breath & Imagination (Lyric Stage & Front Porch Arts Collective) and Long Day’s Journey into Night (Fort Point Theatre Channel). Audrey currently serves on SPARK Boston, Mayor Walsh’s volunteer council of 20- to 34-year-olds dedicated to promoting civic engagement among millennial residents of Boston. She is a graduate of Emerson College, where she earned a B.A. in Theatre Studies & Arts Management and was a member of the Gold Key Honor Society. Audrey is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts.

Episode Extras

NAAC Boston Member Directory

2-panel cartoon describing the difference between mentorship and sponsorship. Mentorship=Have you tried applying to speak at conferences and meetups already? Sponsorship=I recommended you for this speaking gig! Can you do it?

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