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Keynote Speakers: AgitArte!
AgitArte is an organization of working-class artists and cultural organizers who work at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ideology. Through a praxis of cultural solidarity, creative process, and popular education, we initiate and facilitate arts and cultural projects with grassroots communities that contest U.S. cultural hegemony and propose alternatives to existing systems of oppression. We do this in our creative work by centering the experiences of oppressed people in resistance through interdisciplinary storytelling/media, and in our mutual solidarity, through trainings, workshops, and running a physical space for educational programming in Santurce, Puerto Rico. For details and registration, click here.
Grantmakers in the Arts’ Newest Members
GIA is pleased to introduce our newest members, Perenchio Foundation and Arts and Education Council. Welcome!
United Philanthropy Forum’s Webinar on Equity & Internal Organizational Change
United Philanthropy Forum invites its members to today’s webinar, at 2pm EDT, centered on deep equity and internal organizational change. Grantmakers in the Arts’ Program Manager, Sherylyn Sealy, is one of the panelists along with Kathryn O'Neal-Dunham (Philanthropy New York) and Karla Mercado (Southern California Grantmakers) in dialogue with equity transformation consultant Sheryl Petty (Movement Tapestries). Details here.
This Week in the Future of the Field Series
This week, we’re glad to share a creative placemaking reflection authored by Joseph Kunkel in which he discusses transforming a space and bridging differences while leveraging a community’s artistic capital to tell the story of Santo Domingo Pueblo’s history. Read the post here.
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News from the Field
What We're Reading: "How did you wake up your radical imagination today?"
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?"…
ICYMI: “triggers” and “bullets”: assessing “White Fragility” in a diversity initiative
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”…
National Monument Audit: New report alert
he 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?”…

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