Northern Lights recognizes that equity work is long and continuous and progress doesn’t happen in isolation. With the Program Council, we have created a Vision and Mission that will continue to evolve into the future.


The Program Council works with Northern Lights to address and promote racial equity by identifying places within Northern Lights’ programming to advocate for procedural, pragmatic and philosophical changes that increase equity and participation at Northern Spark and other Northern Lights programming.


To help Northern conceive, plan and execute Northern Spark 2019 in collaboration with community partners and members, with particular attention to issues of equity and representation in terms of artists, partners, and audiences.