Welcome All to Brick City Center for the Arts/Home of Marion Cultural Alliance
Brick City Center for the Arts is on ground level and easily accessible to all who visit. Visitors needing special assistance can contact staff by calling 352.369.1500 or email by clicking here.
- City of Ocala handicap parking and ramp
- With a valid handicap hang tag and/or license, no meter payment required
- Ramp access to The Brick City Center for the Arts and its adjacent courtyard
- An accessible restroom with handicap bar with Braille signage
- Seating provided
Marion Cultural Alliance Cultural Equity Statement
To support a full creative life for all, Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA) commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empowers a just, inclusive, equitable environment, creating opportunities to engage under recognized diverse artists and convening appreciators of the arts in Ocala/Marion County communities.
DEFINITION OF CULTURAL EQUITY
Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people—including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion—are represented in the development of arts policy; the support of artists; the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & AFFIRMATIONS
- In the Ocala/Marion County communities, there are likely systems of power that grant privilege and access unequally such that inequity and injustice result, and that must be continuously addressed and changed.
- Cultural equity is critical to the long-term viability of the arts sector.
- We must all hold ourselves accountable, because acknowledging and challenging our inequities and working in partnership is how we will make change happen.
- Everyone deserves equal access to a full, vibrant creative life, which is essential to a healthy and democratic society.
- The prominent presence of artists challenges inequities and encourages alternatives.
To read the entire policy, click here.
Questions? Please contact MCA’s Executive Director Jaye Baillie by clicking here.