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Keynote Speakers: Mareia Quintero Rivera
Mareia Quintero Rivera
Mareia Quintero Rivera, an author and associate professor at the Interdisciplinary Studies Program and the Masters in Cultural Agency and Administration of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, is one of the 2021 GIA Convening Keynote Speakers. She obtained her PhD in Social History from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Her major areas of research include cultural criticism in the Hispanic Caribbean and Brazil; cultural policies; and contemporary arts in Puerto Rico. For details and registration, click here.
The CIRI Foundation, GIA’s Member Spotlight
During this month, GIA’s Member Spotlight is on The CIRI Foundation. Read about the organization here.
This Week in the Future of the Field Series
This week, we’re glad to share a creative placemaking reflection authored by Rebecca Cordes Chan (The Rail Park) in which she discusses a vision for more equitable community development that, among other things, reflects community identity, ensures cultural continuity, and builds collective power. Read the post here.
The CIRI Foundation
News from the Field
Patrisse Cullors Joins the Los Angeles Arts Commission
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…
Ted Russell, GIA Board Chair, Named Nasher Haemisegger Fellow at SMU DataArts
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…
Join GIA in Support for the Arts Education for All Act
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…

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