WE exist to help cultural organizations maximize their performance and community relevance through access, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI).
WE envision a world where anti-oppression cultural organizations play an active role in the creative justice of the culturally marginalized, oppressed, and subjugated. We define creative justice as the manifestation of all historically discriminated against, marginalized, oppressed, and subjugated peoples living creative and expressive lives on their own terms.
WE believe that discrimination, marginalization, oppression, and subjugation have negatively impacted cultural organizations’ performance and community relevance costing them millions if not billions in revenue. With rigorous evidence-based coaching and education, cultural organizations can transform into anti-oppression cultural organizations committed to creative justice.
As a thought leader in the cultural sector on access, diversity, equity, inclusion, and creative justice, Dr. Antonio C. Cuyler (he, him, his) is an author, consultant, and educator. Routledge released his first book, Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Cultural Organizations: Insights from the Careers of Executive Opera Managers of Color in the U. S., in September of 2020. He is editing his second book, a volume slated for publication in December of 2021 entitled, Arts Management, Cultural Policy, & the African Diaspora. In addition, the American Journal of Arts Management, Cultural Management: Science and Education, ENCACT Journal of Cultural Management and Policy, Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA Reader), Grant Professionals Association Journal, Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, International Journal of Arts Management, International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts, and Music Entertainment and Industry Educators Association Journal have published his writing. He has also presented research around the globe on access, diversity, equity, & inclusion (ADEI), and creative justice in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. He is Director of the MA Program & Associate Professor of Arts Administration at Florida State University (FSU) and Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Michigan. He has taught students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in arts administration and arts management, and held faculty positions at SUNY Purchase College, American University, and the Savannah College of Art and Design, and served as Visiting Scholar at the University of Oregon and Colorado State University.
Cuyler Consulting, LLC is located in Tallahassee, Florida where the Apalachee Nation, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Miccosukee Tribe of Florida, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida stewarded the land. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present, their descendants, to the generations yet unborn, and to all Indigenous people. We cede that this land remains scarred by the histories and ongoing legacies of settler colonial violence, dispossession, and removal. In spite of this, and with tremendous resilience, these Indigenous nations have remained deeply connected to their territories, families, communities, and cultural ways of life (Dowell, 2020).