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.


February 11 Webinar
GIA’s Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture
Tuesday, Feb 11
2019 GIA Conference
Cultural Intersections
Denver, CO | October 13– 16


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.

Explore the blog Arts Funders Respond


GIA Reader

Narrative Change: Satire, Story­telling, and Unpacking this Shift

In this podcast, Zeyba Rahman, senior program officer for the Building Bridges Program; Josh Seftel, filmmaker and also creator of “The Secret Life of Muslims” series; Hussein Rashid, adjunct faculty member in the Department of Religion at Barnard College; and Negin Farsad, Iranian-American writer and comedian; discuss their recent film, The History of Muslims in the US, and share how they have used creative methods for shifting narratives and culture as a strategy towards equity.
Video from the GIA 2018 Conference in Oakland, California, are now available for streaming.