the arts accelerator
BDAC supports leaders and administrators in progressive organizations on a mission to create real, sustained social impact. We develop systems, strategies, and solutions for arts & culture, education, and community-based institutions and individuals. Our clients know where they want to go; we provide the how. To date, Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative has worked with more than sixty organizations. Let's co-create a radical future.
BDAC’s arts accelerator advances the work of artists, activists, and educators through real-world training in cultural strategy, community arts education, arts administration, public performance, and cultural activism. We have trained more than 500 practitioners through the arts accelerator and affiliate professional development offerings.
The Laundromat Project contracted BDAC to design and pilot a curriculum in collaboration with the award-winning film, America's Promise. The result was Power of Perception (PoP), a high school and community media-action curriculum and residency project designed to nurture the voices, experiences and creative brilliance of youth and community members through truth-telling and media-making.
The National Black Theatre contracted BDAC to co-create and facilitate a strategic convening of twenty historically black theatre companies nation-wide. The result was The Catalyst Convening and toolkit, which has been made available virtually to all participants.
New York Public Library contracted BDAC to design and implement of re-invigorated approach to service learning for 16-25 year-old students participating in the Young Adult Literacy Project. The result was the design of Grow Green, a cultural organizing initiative that trains the next generation of "green" ambassadors in food justice, environmental equity, and cultural strategy.