The Thoma Foundation is proud to provide lead support for the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa)’s new OPEN HOUSE initiatives. These initiatives embody the values of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, and aim to make the museum more welcoming and collaborative for all audiences.
moCa is the inaugural recipient of the Thoma Foundation’s annual “Bold Initiatives” grant, which dedicates funding to small and mid-sized institutions and museums taking bold steps to increase attendance through outreach, diversity, and inclusion. This grant will support a moCa-wide shift to a frontline engagement team trained to support visitor experiences throughout the museum and a new Education Fellowship position dedicated to onsite engagement strategies.
OPEN HOUSE initiatives include free admission for all, the creation of a diversity curatorial fellowship, an engagement guide apprenticeship program, enhanced onsite programming for families and teens, and the addition of an education specialist. Situated within a broader national dialogue about the 21st century role of museums, moCa’s OPEN HOUSE initiatives embrace the societal imperative for greater civility, social justice, and informed public discourse.