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WOCA Membership Application

Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA) is dedicated to creating racial and cultural equity in the performing arts field, by promoting professional opportunities for arts administrators and providing a platform to give voice and visibility to women of color. By working to fortify leadership and reinforce a world where everyone has a seat at the table, WOCA aims to cultivate an inclusive field, one as varied in voice and perspective as the communities it serves. WOCA works diligently to move the conversation of racial and cultural equity forward with the intent of creating equitable systems for all to prosper inside and outside of the arts.

Eligibility for Membership
Before completing your online application, you must review and meet the basic criteria to be eligible for WOCA membership. Basic membership criteria includes:

1) You must be a woman of color – defined by WOCA as a woman of African, Latin, Asian, Middle-Eastern, Native American or Pacific Island descent – historically under-represented groups working in the performing arts field.

2) You must serve in an administrative capacity within the performing arts. While WOCA recognizes that administrators’ roles and responsibilities are often fluid within many cultural organizations and that artistic disciplines like the visual and literary arts often work in tandem with performance art, we require that the majority of your current professional career be dedicated to the development, cultivation and/or support of the performing arts. And in an effort to help strengthen the pipeline, you may also be a higher ed professional working in an academic institution training future performing arts administrators.


You must be a full-time undergrad or part to full time graduate student pursuing a degree in arts administration, arts or theatre management, arts policy,  non-profit management, or a related field.

Membership Application

If you satisfy the aforementioned basic criteria, please proceed to complete the membership application on our Submittable platform. Please note that fulfilling basic criteria does not guarantee WOCA membership. Along with a completed application, you must submit a PDF copy of both your resume and a short bio. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding terms of eligibility or the application process, please email


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