ACSJN uses the Strategy Shield to serve as a guide to our work. The intent is to provide a clear and visible way to integrate more people into our network, giving ownership to those working in the field and supporting these ideas. Visualizing the interrelated strategy sectors helps newcomers feel grounded and clear about our focus areas and values.
The three converging sectors visualize our intersecting focus areas. Each of the three sectors is a clear and distinct. Together they create an interrelated and coherent whole. Presenting our strategies this way is intended to help people find their place at the intersections of art x culture x social justice and connect with people and activities where they are. The goal of the network is to produce equitable change that benefits all those working in and across the three sectors.
We use the word shield for this visualization, because we believe these strategies make the network strong. Reinforcing each other, the strategies create a safe space for a wide range of participants to work together. The shield evokes the strength of all of us working together to challenge traditional silos and divisions in the arts, culture, and social justice ecosystem.