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Posted on October 8, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture announced artist and community organizer Patrisse Cullors has joined its Arts Commission, the LA County Board of Supervisors’ longstanding advisory body for the arts.

Posted on October 7, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Ted Russell, chair of Grantmakers in the Arts and director of arts strategy and ventures at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, has been named SMU DataArts' third Nasher Haemisegger Fellow.

Posted on October 7, 2021 by Steve

The Arts Education for All Act is the broadest arts education policy bill ever introduced in Congress, and is currently working its way through the legislative process. Grantmakers in the Arts, in partnership with Americans for the Arts and National Association of Music Merchants, invites you to join us in formally supporting this legislation. You can learn more about the bill here, and submit this form to express support.

Posted on October 4, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Center for Story-Based Strategy (CSS) recently published a piece by Lenina Nadal with a question for artists, rebels, activists, nonprofit workers, propagandists, creators, makers, innovators, practitioners, organizers and trainers: "How did you wake up your radical imagination today?"

Posted on October 4, 2021 by Joseph Kunkel

By Joseph Kunkel, MASS / Native Sustainable Native Communities Design Lab

This post is part of the series, Future of the Field: Cross-Sector Creative Placemaking Series.

Posted on October 4, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Justin Laing reflects on the methodology and reflections on the experience of leading an evaluation of an arts diversity initiative in which a funder was evaluating the impact of a multi-year initiative intended to help arts organizations. "All but one of the organizations was predominantly White American led. I collaborated with the participants to define key questions, data collection, and data interpretation and applied Critical Race/Critical Pedagogy/socialist frameworks."

Posted on October 4, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The newly released Monument Lab’s audit of the United States' commemorative landscape, in partnership with the Mellon Foundation, answers important questions like: "Who are the 50 individuals most frequently represented by a public monument in the US? What percentage of those 50 are white and male? How many are women? And what are the dynamics that helped shape who is—and who is not—on that list?".

Posted on October 1, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

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

Posted on September 27, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Trish Adobea Tchume writes in Nonprofit Wakanda about four frameworks for living liberation "everywhere I am and everywhere I go": transformative organizing, just transition, creating liberated zones, and "making myself 'Politically at home'”.