Inclusive Language Guide from NASAA

From Sue Struve, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies –

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) has published an Inclusive Language Guide to help arts organizations be a standard-bearer of welcoming and inclusive language. Along with general principles, the guide offers editorial guidance and resources regarding race and ethnicity, ability, age, gender and sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. A final section, Framing for Change, contains toolkits, examples, and approaches to crafting messages that put forward your organization’s equity objectives. Because respectful language changes as sensibilities change, NASAA plans to update the Inclusive Language Guide regularly. Please contact me at if you have questions or comments. Also be sure to check out many other helpful tools on NASAA’s newly configured Diversity, Equity and Inclusion resource page.