Brevard Cultural Alliance, Leadership Brevard Show ‘True Colors’ With Inclusive New Initiative
By Space Coast Daily // January 16, 2021
series focused on championing, supporting talent from diverse and underrepresented artists
‘True Colors’ Pilot Episode Set to Launch January 26
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard Cultural Alliance, in partnership with BCA’s Leadership Brevard Class of 2021 Community Acceleration Project (CAP) team, announced the premiere of a groundbreaking new initiative entitled “True Colors.”
The Brevard Cultural Alliance is a nonprofit organization representing the arts and cultural sector in Brevard County; and to advance the Space Coast as a cultural destination, enhance educational opportunities through engagement with the arts and bolster the sustainability of the cultural community.
Brevard Cultural Alliance Interim Director Kathy Engerran said “True Colors” will be a bi-weekly, six-episode, virtual live-streaming series focused on championing and supporting emerging talent from diverse and underrepresented artists and cultural organizations on the Space Coast.
“Brevard Cultural Alliance is committed to our mission of building and sustaining a dynamic and vibrant arts and cultural sector,” said Engerran.
“We are thrilled to be launching this initiative which will be a platform for new and diverse voices. We hope our efforts are an innovative step toward expanding the role of the arts within our community via this new platform, and we thank LEAD Brevard and our Leadership Brevard Class of 2021 team for assisting us in making such substantial steps forward.”
The Brevard Cultural Alliance will be one of five Community Acceleration Projects selected last fall to be a part of the Leadership Brevard Class of 2021.
Leadership Brevard is an annual 8-month leadership development program through LEAD Brevard that combines leadership skill enhancement, first-hand insights into Brevard’s assets and challenges and hands-on team projects.
LEAD Brevard’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee’s operational statement is, “Build capacity and amplify the voices of ALL community leaders so that we can achieve a diverse influence to ensure equity in Brevard.”
“This collaboration with Brevard Cultural Alliance, working with the talents of the CAP team as members of the Leadership Brevard class of 2021 address that goal while the project serves as a leadership learning experience for the participants and provides a meaningful benefit to the community organization,” said Kristin Bakke, President & CEO of LEAD Brevard.
■ The pilot episode of “True Colors,” featuring Essence of Knowledge Urban Book Store, will premiere on Brevard Cultural Alliance’s Facebook page on January 26 at 1 pm.
■ Artists and cultural organizations interested in participating in future episodes of “True Colors” can log on to ArtsBrevard.org/Truecolors or email email@example.com for more information.