To improve Black patronage, the Black Arts Council surveyed Black residents and visitors to address marketing, portrayals, and Black experiences at Berkshire arts and culture institutions.
The Black Arts Council encourages investments in diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism (DEIA) to implement trustworthy and inclusive programming for Black audiences.
If this looks like something you don’t want to miss again! We would love to have you attend. Please pre-register and we will contact you as this annual event approaches.
Berkshire Black businesses will feature “pop-up” shops of their services! Please attend and bring your business cards and brochures. The Black business community will have theirs, along with gear, food samples, their products, takeaway items, and most importantly their experiences as entrepreneurs.
Our goal is to organize as many Berkshire Black businesses and entrepreneurs under one roof as we can. By embracing the principle of “cooperative economics” we will amplify their presence amongst businesses, leaders, public officials, and Berkshire residents. Please pre-register here and join us in this annual celebration and fun networking!
Dress in what makes you feel comfortable so you can represent your business and have fun after the programming. Food and entertainment will be provided. See you there!
A Minority business enterprise (MBE) is an American designation for businesses which are at least 51% owned, operated and controlled on a daily basis by one or more (in combination) American citizens including African American, Hispanice and Latino American, Asian Pacific American, and Native American businesses and/or gender (e.g. woman-owned) and/or military veteran classifications.
An MBE certification allows you to benefit from the many public and private programs designed to help minority-owned businesses, like minority-owned business grants. Here are some of the biggest advantages to getting certified as an MBE:
If you are either a Black business or a Black entrepreneur interested in the benefits of this certification please pre-register and we will reach out to you when our webinar program date has been scheduled in 2022!