Marin Open Studios Diversity and Emerging Artists Program
Tools for Cross Cultural Understanding

Marin Open Studios (MOS) continues its longtime, ongoing commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity through our deep partnership with Canal Alliance and Marin City Artists.

MOS Supports the MC Arts Gallery in Marin City with supplies, and gives scholarships to gallery artists who are members of MC Arts, a vibrant collective group formed by Director Oshalla Diana Marcus.
Gateway Shopping Center, One Donahue #190 B, Sausalito
mcartsandculture.org. email: contact@mcartsandculture.org

MOS Gives annual scholarships and creates videos to artists of the Canal Alliance to support their visibility. Has sponsored and collaborated with local immigrant artists and Storek Architecture to create a permanent mural, You Are Home, Sientas En Casa, in the lobby of Canal Alliance, 91 Larkspur, San Rafael, in 2019. They continue to be supported.

MOS Joins a coalition of local art organizations to support the Canal Alliance Initiative, which is a countywide plan to install public art and exhibit artists throughout the Canal district that reflects the area’s population.

Please Donate to our Diversity Program to help these artists market in 2024!
To donate, email info@marinopenstudios.org

Canal Alliance Artists
Canal Alliance Artists
MC Arts Gallery, Marin City, Sausalito, CA
MC Arts Gallery, Marin City, Sausalito, CA

Marin Open Studios (MOS) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

At MOS, we strive to create an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and promotes equity. We believe that every individual has a unique set of experiences and perspectives that should be valued and respected. As an organization, we commit to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through our programs, events, and internal policies. This policy outlines our approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion and provides a framework for ongoing improvement.


We value diversity and recognize that it is essential to creating a vibrant and dynamic arts community. We are committed to promoting diversity in all aspects of our organization, including programming, hiring, and outreach. We will actively seek out partnerships with organizations that represent diverse communities and strive to offer programs that reflect the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our audience.


We believe that everyone should have equal access to the arts and that equity is essential to creating an inclusive arts community. We are committed to removing barriers to participation and providing equal opportunities to all individuals. We will strive to create a welcoming and accessible environment for all visitors and provide accommodations to ensure that everyone can fully participate in our programs and events.


We believe that everyone has the right to feel welcome and included in MOS. We are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can participate and engage with the arts. We will strive to provide a platform for diverse voices and perspectives and will work to ensure that our programs and events are accessible and relevant to all communities.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

To ensure that we are upholding our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we will: 1. Regularly assess our internal practices, policies and procedures to ensure that they are equitable and inclusive. 2. Promote diversity and inclusion in our programming by actively seeking out partnerships with organizations that represent diverse communities. 3. Provide accommodations and accessibility measures to ensure that everyone can fully participate in our programs and events. 4. Offer ongoing training and education to our Board members and staff to promote a culture of inclusion and equity. 5. Regularly evaluate our progress and make adjustments as necessary to ensure that we are meeting our goals that create a more inclusive and equitable community.


Open late April to Mid May, 2024
May 4-5 & 11-12, 2024

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