Being a fan isn’t a passive thing, and BroadwayCon has always been dedicated to empowering fans to be active members of the community we all love. As part of our ongoing efforts to make the Broadway community, and the broader theatre community as a whole, more inviting and inclusive, we invite you to get to know the organizations listed here on the page and learn how you can get involved with them and their missions.
The mission of AAPAC (Asian American Performers Action Coalition) is to expand the perception of Asian American performers in order to increase their access to and representation on New York City’s stages.
Be an #ArtsHero is an intentionally intersectional grassroots campaign to elevate and position the U.S. Arts & Culture sector as a legislative priority for support and investment commensurate with its socio-economic value.
Founded in 2016 by members of the Broadway community as a direct response to the nation’s pandemic of racism and police brutality, Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC) has since grown into a Tony Award-winning organization uniting artists with legal experts and community leaders to have a lasting impact on policy issues including criminal justice reform, education equity, and liberation within the theatrical industry.
Founded by Stephanie Lexis, the Broadway Body Positivity Project (AKA Broadway BoPo, BBPP) is an initiative to challenge body image standards in the theatre industry. The Broadway BoPo team (all Millikin University alums) confronts topics like fatphobia, ableism, racism, eating disorders, and mental health. They believe typecasting is antiquated and that actors of all shapes, sizes, statures, and abilities are capable of amazing storytelling.
Broadway for Racial Justice is dedicated to fighting for racial justice and equity by providing immediate resources, assistance and amplification for BIPOC in the Broadway and theatrical community at-large. In doing so, we hope to create safe spaces throughout the theatre community for creativity and artistry to thrive.
The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is an industry-wide initiative that educates, motivates, and inspires the entire theatre community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices on Broadway and beyond.
Maestra provides support, visibility, and community to the women who make the music in the musical theater industry. Since women are under-represented in musical theater, our membership is made up of female and non-binary composers, music directors, orchestrators, arrangers, copyists, rehearsal pianists and other musicians. The organization’s initiatives include monthly educational seminars, mentorship programs, technical skills workshops, networking events, and online resources and partnerships that aim to promote equality of opportunity and to address the many historical disadvantages and practices that have limited women composers and musicians in the musical theater.
R.Evolución Latina is an organization that activates individual and collective human growth through artistic experiences for transformation and social change. A Revolution of Evolution, Making a difference through the Arts.
The Industry Standard Group (TISG) is a multimedia commercial investment and producing organization with an intentional focus on promoting work reflecting diversity, increasing the presence of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) investors and producers in the commercial producing field and expanding the access and opportunities granted to BIPOC communities within the industry.
The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is a people-powered department—a grassroots action network inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging. To create a just and welcoming world, we need social imagination to envision and enact change. Yet as a society, we’ve failed to prioritize the programs and policies that cultivate creativity, empathy, and collaboration. Social institutions seldom allow us to show up as whole, creative humans. Too often, we’re asked to accept stories that depict us only as consumers and workers rather than creators and communicators. Together, we can rewrite these stories.