GLOSSARY OF GUIDING PRINCIPLES

JUBILEE:   a season of celebration. a special anniversary of an event, especially one celebrating fifty years of an activity. a time of future happiness. a year of emancipation and restoration

CULTURAL ARCHITECTS: “You are reimagining what life can look like. You’re reimagining what life can be. Through your gift, through you art, through your touch, you help people see what they may not have been able to see. You help people become what they believe about themselves. You help people be the change they want to see. That is what you do and what a tremendous calling, to be a cultural architect. What a powerful calling to be the person who inspires generations to reimagine their lives and see themselves differently.” — Pastor Mike Walrond, FCBC

The Jubilee defines cultural architects as currently operating organizations that have been producing work of traditionally marginalized voices for twenty years or more. To nominate a company as a cultural architect, visit our nomination form.

INNOVATION:  is sitting in the center of the unknown with curiosity to find agility and universal access for all. A space of possibility and where you consistently lean into your current and evolving growing edge.

DIVERSITYis the act of taking the representation of what is considered “marginal” within your dominant framework and placing it as a central point of focus, attention and cultural production.

SEASON:  a period of the year characterized by or associated with a particular organization that articulates the activities, productions, festivals, or events they will produce to interact with the field and their local community.

THEATRE:  a physical space where community interacts with creative works, imagination, and problem solving to enhance the world for the better.

TRADITIONALLY MARGINALIZED VOICES:  identified sections of the population that have been historically excluded from access to equitable resources for self expression.

PLEDGEa public statement of purpose and commitment shared with the community. This is an action step. This is active, visionary, and forward thinking. There is as much reward as there is risk in a pledge.