Animation Salon

Animation Salon

The ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum Animation Salon is a series of informal Zoom lectures and discussions in which a scholar, practitioner or educator shares current projects, research and pedagogy. Speakers ranging from past AEF Faculty Grant recipients to educational and industry professionals present topics that span the rich and diverse field of practices and perspectives in animation. The goal of the Salon is to exchange ideas, promote conversation and stimulate debate while also expanding the professional and social network of the AEF and ASIFA-Hollywood as well as within the broader animation community. Animation Salon live broadcasts through Zoom are open to the public.


July 16, 2023

All Events

How important is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in animation education today? Opportunities to learn animation have expanded exponentially in recent years, and historically marginalized groups of people are beginning to fill animation classrooms. Are historically marginalized groups of people also filling animation workspaces?

During this meet up, Professor Kathy Baur will present her work toward DEI as an animation educator of approximately 25 years and as Chair of the Workplace Equality Committee for the Animation Guild from 2020-2022. The USC Student Animated Documentary Short Film, I Never Picked Cotton, will also be screened. Join us for a lively discussion regarding DEI in animation education.

Join us on Zoom on Sunday July 16th at 1 PM PST.