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Today! “Disability Justice in Arts and Culture Funding” Webinar
Intersectional justice for the cultural community is an essential issue in our field and nation. GIA invites you to today’s webinar 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.
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.
Relive the 2021 GIA Conference
We’re still reminiscing about the 2021 GIA Annual Conference: Plurality, Power, and Belonging, and all the learning it brought. Relive the conference experience and visit our blog to read the reflections by writers Tram Nguyen and Félix Jiménez.
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News from the Field
Artists as Workers, A New Report
Autonomy, an independent think tank, published recently a report about ‘artist as-worker’ in the UK, emphasizing notions of “artistic labour, and highlighting the sector’s interaction with wider trends, such as the gig economy and marketization in education”…
ICYMI: Reimagining capacity building - Navigating culture, systems & power
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations recently released a publication that, as the website explains, “builds on the principles outlined in Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity and will take a critical look at the ways in which capacity-building practices can be grounded in approaches that acknowledge and center racial equity”…
New Guide Alert: Disaster resilience for local artists and nonprofits
“Despite tough lessons learned after Hurricane Harvey, most artists and arts and history organizations in the Houston area are still unprepared for the next disaster,” states a new guide by the Houston Arts Alliance designed to help local artists and nonprofits on how to become resilient now…

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