Question: What are the different phases of DIVERSITY, EQUALITY and MULTI-CULTURAL INCLUSION IN THE FINE ARTS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE?
Diversity has many different meanings but in the context of this blogpost it is being used to include more artists from other ethnicities into the mainstream fine arts scene, especially those of African descent. Many times Black artists have been pressured to make fine art that shows only one side of the African-American experience centered around the slave trade/civil rights and black power movement.
Although this is a very, very important part of world history, there are many more accomplishments and topics that artists of African descent have to share with the world through their artistry that are just as real and true in their world right now.
For so many centuries our historical past, intellectual ideas and daily observations have been reinterpreted through another person's perception based upon the assumption of their "superior" intelligence. That is often biased according to their internal prejudices or a devaluation of its creative significance.
As a result there have been numerous movies, theatre productions and "non-fiction" books written without the proper facts, sequence of events or cultural context. However, when an artists is able to articulate their own form of creativity through any of the Fine Arts categories, the audience will usually receive a better adaptation of the actual events or real experiences displayed in an a variety of fine art forms.