Unfettering Artists' Productivity and Impact

Finding the Keys Antiracist Approaches to Radical Recruitment in the Arts

October 20, 2022, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Topic: Human Resources/Staff Training

Provider/Presenting Organization: artEquity

Location: Online Classes/Webinars


Finding the Keys is a workshop experience designed to give you real-life recruitment and hiring solutions that can be applied across industries. There are no excuses. This is a unique opportunity to roll up your sleeves and do the work with one of the nation's leading subject matter experts.

Led by  Sharifa Johka, former Director of Equity at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and radical inclusion activist, this workshop is designed to give attendees actionable steps to successfully operationalize equity values in recruiting and hiring practices.

Sharifa Johka is a national leader in active recruitment and hiring practices for diverse teams. She has utilized antiracist approaches to assist in identifying, selecting, and onboarding diverse candidate pools. Fortune 100 corporations and arts organizations across the country have used her recruitment strategies. Her well-known call to active recruitment "Finding the Keys" has inspired new recruitment approaches and strategies for organizations around the nation.