Grantmakers in the Arts is a national association of public and private arts funders - providing members with resources and leadership to support artists and arts organizations.


2019 Narrative Change Series
Narrative Change Series
We seek to elevate the importance of changing narratives among arts and culture funders.


Arts Education Advocacy

State-by-State Guide for Arts Education Funding

GIA has released an online state-by-state guide on how States are using their federal funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to support arts education and arts programming in K-12 schools in the United States. The guide serves as an introduction to ESEA, recently updated by Congress through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and provides guidance in understanding the law, the different programs within it, and how those programs relate to the arts or arts education.

Learn more about advocacy in your state here.

Disaster Relief

Information and Resources for Arts Funders

Our hearts and thoughts are with the communities affected by recent hurricanes and wildfires. Grantmakers in the Arts has a page of resources for arts funders who may be seeking information. GIA has assembled a listing of resources for arts funders who may be seeking information.

See how you can help

Arts Funders Respond

Engaging the Political Climate

Grantmakers in the Arts understands that changes in the national political climate have impacted the arts and our communities. Arts Funders Respond is an opportunity to learn and share strategies, statements, news, and other resources to support arts grantmakers as they navigate and respond to the changing political landscape.

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GIA Reader

What’s the Buzz with the GIA Support for Individual Artist Committee!

GIA members have been working together to promote and improve funding for individual artists for over 20 years. In this podcast, learn more about the Support for Individual Artist Committee from co-chairs, Adrianna Gallego, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, and Eleanor Savage, Jerome Foundation as they discuss the committee’s latest data project, upcoming programming, and give you the 411 on how you too can join!
Video from the GIA 2018 Conference in Oakland, California, are now available for streaming.