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Opportunity Fund – GIA’s Member Spotlight
During the months of December 2021 and January 2022, GIA’s Member Spotlight is on The Opportunity Fund. Read about their work here.
The Latest from the President’s Blog
In his most recent President’s Blog, Eddie Torres addresses arts grantmakers’ changes in practice regarding support for artists and equity. In late 2020, GIA shared findings from a survey of our members that revealed that arts grantmakers were increasing their giving, their flexibility, support for artists and support for BIPOC organizations in response to the pandemic and movement for Black lives. In his blog, Torres offers the second part of the follow up to that survey. Read here.
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 December 14, 2021.
GIA is Hiring!
Grantmakers in the Arts is seeking a Communications Manager to join its team in New York, NY. Responsibilities include the development of communication plans for GIA programs and information dissemination, including coordination of information from members and national partners. Further responsibilities include oversight and promotion of GIA’s communication platforms, including website; news feed; social media; weekly member bulletin; and blogs. Review of applications will begin on January 18 and will close when position is filled. For additional details and to apply, click here.
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News from the Field
ICYMI: “How Do You Shift Your Way Of Giving?”
A recent episode of When We Fight, We Win!: The Podcast, centers on “Sam Jacobs and a network of donors who use lessons and inspiration from social movements to reclaim a new narrative around philanthropy”…
New Report Alert: “Art is work policies to support creative workers"
In a new report, “Art Is Work: Policies to Support Creative Workers,” the Commission on the Arts addresses “how can we better recognize the value of artists in our national policy in order to enable the essential work they do?”…
New Guide Shares Arts Data Best Practices for Cities
As cities increasingly use data to help shape policy and identify service gaps, what does this mean for arts and culture?…
Sharnita C. Johnson, GIA Board Chair-Elect, Awarded 2021 Knight Arts Challenge
Sharnita C. Johnson, chair-elect of Grantmakers in the Arts Board, has been chosen as a winner of the 2021 Knight Arts Challenge in Detroit!…

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