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  • artists have greater power and resources for meaningful, sustainable careers;
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  • cultural infrastructure reflects deeper partnerships and more equitable practices;
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Photo: ReVUE, Sidra Bell Dance New York, credit: Mariana Sheppard
Photo: Closer, Sean Smuda, courtesy of the artist
Photo: The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People, taisha paggett, credit: Lynn Lane

Mixed Metaphor

A Liberatory Infrastructure Toolkit for Arts & Culture Organizations

Leveraging a Network for Equity's (LANE) Mixed Metaphor Liberatory Infrastructure toolkit is made for people who believe culture is the fulcrum of social change, and who care about co-creating equitable and liberated processes around leadership and organizations. It includes a workbook and a learning deck tool.

Explore LANE's Mixed Metaphor

A spiral-bound LANE workbook sits against a brown background with swirly and speckled detailing. The cover of this workbook places the words 'Mixed Metaphor: A Liberatory Infrastructure Toolkit for Arts and Culture Organizations' between an illustration of two dark and medium-brown skinned people holding hands with their eyes closed. The sun sets between their canyon-textured bodies. The colorful LANE tarot deck is splayed out to the workbook’s left, with the topmost card showing the word 'Emergence' amidst a deep fuchsia background decorated with cyan accents as well as sparkling jellyfish, coral, and sea anemones. Above this deck float the same words from the workbook, large and titular. The LANE logo is stamped on the bottom left.



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