Carmen Graciela Díaz's Blog

Posted on November 4, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) announced recently that it received $3 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for APAP ArtsForward, a new program to support the performing arts field’s safe, vibrant, and equitable reopening and recovery.

Posted on November 1, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

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

Posted on October 29, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Filantropía Puerto Rico has launched a survey to identify opportunities to increase equity and learn about how grantmakers doing work in Puerto Rico listen to and incorporate the voices and perspective of those they look to serve.

Posted on October 29, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Frances Phillips reviews research about an arts education program the Walter & Elise Haas Foundation participated in over the past year responding to the idea of Emily Garvie from the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation "of organizing arts nonprofits to lead subsidized pods for students who lacked access to consistent arts learning and schoolwork support."

Posted on October 25, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Instead of fundraising for its own budget, this year's Laundromat Project’s annual “People-Powered Challenge” campaign "will 'pay it forward,' distributing $50,000 to support the work of other orgs led by people of color," states a recent article in Hyperallergic.

Posted on October 25, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit grantmaking organization, recently expanded funding in response to increasingly stringent times for women artists, artists of color, and Deaf and disabled artists.

Posted on October 21, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Mosaic Network and Fund Funder Learning Intensive 2021-2022, a one-year online learning intensive aimed at supporting a cohort of up to 100 New York City-based arts funders in their efforts to normalize racial justice concepts and implement racial equity practices at their organizations, is seeking participants.

Posted on October 18, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) released three research studies exploring policies, programs, and funding practices to improve equity and accessibility in state arts agencies' work.

Posted on October 18, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A recent piece at The Nation explores this question, "Can philanthropy decolonize?". Author Tim Schwab states in this piece that "only if wealthy donors grapple with the difference between giving away money and actually sharing power."

Posted on October 14, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Hyperallergic writes about the Creative Economy Revitalization Act (CERA), a new bipartisan bill in Congress that proposes a $300 million federal grants and commissions program for art workers. "The act is a joint effort between hundreds of cultural organizations to stimulate the creative economy through public art projects across the United States," states the article.