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Grantmakers in the Arts’ Newest Members
GIA is pleased to introduce our newest members, Creatives Rebuild New York, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, The Libra Foundation, Con Edison, and Nevada Humanities. Welcome!
2021 Conference Survey Reminder
The team here at Grantmakers in the Arts would like to sincerely thank you for joining us in our 2021 annual conference, Plurality, Power, and Belonging! To the members, funding partners, sponsors, artists, and planning committee members who supported us pivot to a fully virtual conference in 2021 and postpone to 2023 an in-person conference in San Juan, thank you! Please don't forget to share your thoughts on your 2021 conference experience. Your feedback on the convening is very important to us. Please fill out this brief survey and conference census by Friday, December 3.
Call for Interest: GIA Support for Individual Artist Committee
GIA members have been working together to promote and improve funding for individual artists for over 20 years. The committee has been an incubator for such projects as a scan of scholarly research on artist support, a visual timeline outlining the history of artist support funding, major publications and programs, and a project evaluating equitable ways to collect data during the individual artist grant application process. This thought leadership is driven and inspired by our members who support individual artists, and we deeply value their commitment to this work. To express interest in joining the committee or to recommend a colleague, please complete the nomination form by Tuesday, December 14, 2021.
“Disability Justice in Arts and Culture Funding”: A webinar
Intersectional justice for the cultural community is an essential issue in our field and nation. GIA invites you to our upcoming webinar Tuesday, November 30, tackling how can funders be more thoughtful about how their day-to-day best practices impact the disability community We are glad to engage in discussion around this topic with disability justice leaders in the field Patricia Berne (Sins Invalid); Alejandra Duque Cifuentes (Dance/NYC); Lane Harwell (The Ford Foundation); Jerron Herman (dancer and writer), and Eddie Torres (Grantmakers in the Arts). For details and registration, click here.
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News from the Field
Zoo Labs Fund’s Inaugural Awardees
The Center for Cultural Innovation announced recently the inaugural Zoo Labs Fund grant recipients. According to the announcement, 14 unrestricted grants ranging from $5,000 - $50,000 were awarded to Bay Area BIPOC-led artist teams with music-based projects or businesses that are contributing to the region’s arts and culture environment in positive ways…
What We’re Reading: The evolving world of education research-practice partnerships
Brookings recently published a piece by Paula Arce-Trigatti, director of the National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships, reflecting on various aspects of partnership work, lessons on defining research-practice partnerships, and how to know whether partnership work is making a positive impact…
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Walking with a camera, the images found provoke and confound ceaselessly. And catching and maintaining the look and sound of an image has been a gift for Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, for whom filming is life enhanced…
Mareia Quintero Rivera
Art needs to be talked about. Discussed. Verbalized. Felt through words. Mareia Quintero Rivera stresses that the joy and complexity of cultural production, and of the need to catalogue and study the framework and infrastructure of art in Puerto Rico, should be - must be - addressed and seriously covered in the media in Puerto Rico…

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