The Childrens Theatre Foundation of America believes that our future success, resiliency, and sustainability relies on placing equity at the center of every aspect of what we do. We define equity as a collaborative, continual process to ensure fair access to all.

CTFA challenges and supports theatre artists to achieve excellence and equity in service to young people.

We Value:
  • Children and Youth
  • The Art of Theatre
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Equity
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
CTFA Equity/Diversity/Inclusion (EDI) Statement:
The Childrens Theatre Foundation of America is committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Foundation supports theatre artists and organizations that share the Foundation’s values working to address past and current injustices to groups that have been historically disadvantaged and socially, politically, and economically excluded.

Equity
The Foundation is committed to equity as a form of social justice. Equity is defined as the quality of being fair, unbiased, and just. For the Foundation, equity involves inviting diverse theatre artists and organizations to be involved in the work of the Foundation, and ensuring that all have equitable access to the resources and opportunities the Foundation can provide.

Diversity
Diversity includes, but is not limited to, individual and group differences based on race, language, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, class, religious belief, and physical ability.

Inclusion
CTFA is committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and ensuring that diverse voices of communities and individuals are present, valued and active in all aspects of the organization.