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The Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) is a nonprofit arts organization serving arts lovers and artists through exhibitions, events, a researchable archive of nearly 40 years of shows, plus direct networking through membership programs. CoCA has been a vital part of contemporary art in the Northwest since 1981, and has operated galleries and produced events throughout the Seattle area over that time. The organization commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that build an inclusive community for artists and art lovers. CoCA’s vision is to be a world class organization that presents meaningful exhibitions and critically engaging art experiences that support community in the Pacific Northwest and dialog in the arts today.

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EQUITY STATEMENT

"CoCA supports a fully empowered creative life for all people. We commit to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that build an inclusive community for artists and art lovers. We recognize the history of exclusion that has led to ongoing disparities. We embrace positive systemic change and transformation of our organization by confronting our biases and operationalizing our values. We challenge ourselves to deconstruct frameworks of exclusion while building opportunities for expression and growth for all. We prioritize accommodating artists from traditionally underrepresented communities, including providing need-based financial support as we are able."

For more information about CoCA's commitment to inclusion and equity, see here.

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