The board and staff of TEMPOart are horrified by the murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Aubrey and Breonna Taylor and so many other victims of racist violence in the United States.
We support the Black Lives Matter movement, along with the protesters in Portland and across the country, in demanding an end to systemic racism and police brutality.
For the past year, we have worked to clarify and define TEMPOart’s mission, vision and values. Part of that mission is to champion and support public art that is a catalyst for social, racial, environmental, and economic justice.
In pursuit of this vision, we commit to the active pursuit of diversity in our work and to holding ourselves accountable for commissioning, presenting, and amplifying the work of artists who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color.
-The board and staff of TEMPOart