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.


September 15 Webinar
Responding to Movements: Narrative change and policy
Tuesday, Sept 15
Racial Equity Podcast Series
Racial Equity Podcast Series
January - July 2020


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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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 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.


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Black Arts and Cultural Funding and Justice Resource Hub
Black Arts & Cultural Funding and Justice Resource Hub
COVID-19 Resources
Info Hub
COVID-19 Response & Resources: Programs, updates, and actions for arts funders

Radical Imaginaries in Arts Funding

As we consider the present state of arts and culture philanthropy, we are at critical juncture and have an opportunity to build towards the “radical” new normal that underestimated communities deserve. In order to mobilize in this direction, it is necessary to think differently about the future, visualize it, and put it these ideas into action. As a result of COVID-19, we see the possibilities of large shifts in grantmaking practice and the way we lead and uphold philanthropic institutions. Join us for two podcasts as we hear from Walidah Imarisha, writer, educator, poet; Lisa Yancey, entrepreneurial strategist and president, Yancey Consulting; Denise Brown, executive director, Leeway Foundation, and A. Sparks, executive director, The Masto Foundation, on how they are rethinking power, centering communities, and putting theory into practice.
Video from the GIA 2019 Conference in Denver, Colorado, are now available for streaming.