Weekly Updates for GIA Members 
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Grantmakers in the Arts’ Newest Member
GIA is pleased to introduce our newest member, Canvas. Welcome!
This Week in the Future of the Field Series
We’re glad to share a creative placemaking reflection authored by janera solomon (Pittsburgh-based writer, producer and cultural strategist) in which she offers future-building imaginaries and concrete recommendations for new approaches and actions that beyond the aesthetics of inclusion. Read the post here.
Don’t Miss Out! Register for our Racial Equity Workshop Series
Our 2022 Racial Equity in Arts Funding Workshops are filling up fast! February is SOLD OUT, but you can still join us in March or July for our online series. Don’t miss out, see full details and register here today.
“GIA’s Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture” Webinar
Join GIA’s first webinar of 2022 on February 15 to hear from Reina Mukai (Candid.), Ryan Stubbs and Mohja Rhoads (National Assembly of State Arts Agencies) as they discuss the latest edition of GIA’s funder snapshot. They will share a summary of key findings and insights into what they reveal about the current arts grantmaking environment, as well as an introduction to what we can expect for the new year.

Details and registration here.
Do you Love Arts, Culture, and Communications? Come Work with Us!
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: Overcoming Racial Equity Fatigue
“Eighteen months after an unprecedented movement for racial justice, many organizations are feeling frustration and disappointment. What now?” writes Benjamin Abtan in the Stanford Social Innovation Review as 2021 comes to a close. Abtan continues, “In many of these cases, racial equity fatigue stems from the distance between the high hopes for change felt in 2020 and the current situation”…
In New Orleans, An Artist Pushes for Regenerative Relations in Place
Artist Kevin Beasley was invited to create an artwork in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. “Instead, he bought land, cleared it, and began to plant a garden,” writes Siddhartha Mitter in The New York Times. “By now, many local faces were familiar to him; others were not, and he listened intently to their suggestions, and also to their doubts and cautions”…
New Report Alert: "Creative Equity National Survey Culture"
In a new report, “Creative Equity National Survey Culture: Race, Myth, Art = Justice,” a project of Creative Justice Initiative, was designed in 2018 to address the racist, discriminatory, and unjust policies that continue to victimize disenfranchised communities…

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