Renew your GIA Membership!
Please renew your Grantmakers in the Arts membership. With your partnership, 2022 promises to be a historic year. Click here.
This Week in the Future of the Field Series
We’re glad to share a creative placemaking reflection, “Art, Money, and the Apocalypse: Lots of Questions, A Few Solutions,” authored by Christina Houle (Lead Visionary, Las Imaginistas) in which she discusses critical questions about cultural funding and capitalism’s ability to support revolutionary practices within communities and offers a call to restructure culture and capital. Houle writes, “Right now, we need everyone to be an artist, and we need all artists to be innovators for the work of collective liberation.” Read the post here.
“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.
New on the GIA President’s Blog: Portable Benefits for Gig Workers
In his most recent President’s Blog, Eddie Torres advocates for stronger policies and practices that provide significantly improved treatment, respect, and dignity for workers, including artists, independent contractors, and gig workers. Read the full piece here.
GIA is Hiring a Communications Manager!
If you love arts, culture, and communications, we’re the place for you! We’re seeking a Communications Manager to join the team in New York, NY. For details and to apply, click here.
Germany’s new culture minister, Claudia Roth, has taken office pledging to continue her predecessor’s work in decolonising museums, to set up a central “green culture” desk, to boost funding for the arts and to rethink both the Humboldt Forum and a planned new 20th-century art museum in Berlin…
Inaugural Recipients of the The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund's New Arts & Mental Health Program
Philanthropist Laurie M. Tisch announced this week that 14 New York City-based organizations will receive grants in the Illumination Fund’s new Arts & Mental Health program, an expansion of its Arts in Health Initiative…
“[Elizabeth] Alexander came to the organization with a specific mandate, she said, of 'sharpening the focus—doing all the work, every penny, through a social justice lens.' That meant asking what she called sharper questions,” writes Maximilíano Durón in ArtNews’ profile of Alexander’s leadership at the helm of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation since 2018…