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Posted on October 7, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Philanthropy has a crucial role in supporting arts and culture organizations to address inequities at the community level, write Kerry McCarthy, vice president for philanthropic initiatives for The New York Community Trust, and Maurine Knighton, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, in Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Posted on October 7, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Creative Capital has invited 12 arts writers to explore key moments in the history of the Creative Capital Award in celebration of the nonprofit's 20th anniversary. The Los Angeles Review of Books in collaboration with Creative Capital has begun publishing 12 essays over 12 months on issues facing contemporary art in the United States, as the magazine states.

Posted on October 7, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In his review of Edgar Villanueva's Decolonizing Wealth, Michael Seltzer, distinguished lecturer at the Marxe School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, discusses that the book places a spotlight on "how colonialism has been perpetuated and the importance of eliminating its persistence in today’s wealth and philanthropic circles in particular."

Posted on October 3, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A cultural nonprofit that supports visual artists in Chicago, Threewalls, announced that it will award $900,000 to artists who identify as African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA), according to Artforum. The initiative was launched after Threewalls received $1.2 million from the Surdna Foundation.

Posted on October 1, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

For the month of October, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by Bohemian Foundation.

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"Cultural institutions should be at the forefront of socially responsible investing, and this is where their boards can help. So far, it is small arts organisations that are leading the way," wrote Laura Callanan, founding partner of Upstart Co-Lab, in a recent article.

Posted on September 28, 2019 by admin

Bree Davies

Bree “Coco” Davies is a multimedia journalist, urban planning professional, arts community advocate and organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, created and produced Fem Fest for MCA Denver, has consulted on Youth On Record’s feminist-centric programming and is host and producer of the music and comedy-focused weekly show, Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television. At the center of this work is a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.

Posted on September 28, 2019 by admin

Ray Rinaldi

Ray Mark Rinaldi is a critic-at-large based in Denver, Colorado, where, as both a writer and editor, he moderates a public discussion about American art in the West and how it influences — and is influenced by — development, politics, geography and rapid social and demographic change. He writes about art holistically, connecting the dots between the visual arts, performance, music, architecture and literature, to present an inclusive picture of 21st century culture.

For the last 12 years, he has contributed to the Denver Post, where he serves as the primary voice on the visual arts. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Hyperallergic, Dwell magazine, Inside Arts, Opera America, Chamber Music and other publications.

Posted on September 26, 2019 by admin

The U.S. House Education and Labor Committee began the process last week of reauthorizing the Older Americans Act (OAA). This law represents the primary dedicated Federal funding to support seniors through home- and community-based services. This legislative effort also included an expanded focus sought by Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) to ensuring seniors have access to and engage in cultural and arts experiences.

Posted on September 24, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The 2019 GIA Conference: Cultural Intersections in Denver, Colorado has sold out!

We have reached our capacity for the conference. Subsequent registrations will be placed on a wait list.