Penland Board of Trustees Response to North Carolina House Bill 2:


Penland School of Crafts is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that our programs and community are stronger as a result of open, welcoming, non-discriminatory policies. In all employment practices, educational programs, and campus activities, Penland remains committed to creating an inclusive environment for all members of the Penland community as well as visitors to our campus.



Penland's Diversity & Inclusion Statement:


Penland Welcomes Everyone

Penland School of Crafts believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to fulfilling its mission. We want to inspire and nurture the human spirit, and we value the perspectives and contributions of all people. We want the Penland experience to include varied ideas, world views, and personal characteristics. Penland is committed to being a community that welcomes and respects everyone regardless of age, ability, ethnicity, race, religion, philosophical or political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, geographic origin, and socioeconomic status. We are committed to providing an environment free of discrimination.