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This Week in the Future of the Field Series
We’re glad to share a creative placemaking reflection, “Reclaiming Our Streets with Asphalt Art,” authored by David Andersson & Nicholas Mosquera (Bloomberg Philanthropies) who share about the foundation’s Asphalt Art Initiative in Chattanooga, Amsterdam, and Kansas City. 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.
Join us at the Trust-Based Philanthropy TBP in 4D Webinar Series
The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project, in partnership with the Environmental Grantmakers Association, Blue Sky Funders Forum, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders, is pleased to announce a four-part webinar series on using trust-based values to guide your philanthropy’s grantmaking practices, culture, structures, and leadership. While some may view trust-based philanthropy as the sector’s latest fixation or a self-styled catchphrase to publicly signal trust, practitioner-advocates of this approach have experienced its potential to inspire much deeper work — the work of reimagining the systems, norms, and beliefs that have held philanthropy back from realizing its vision of a better world for all of us.

Centering Equity and Power-Sharing in Philanthropic Practices, Culture, Structures, and Leadership will be held on February 3, March 3, March 31, and May 5 at 10:00 AM PT |1:00 PM ET. Learn more about the webinar series and register here.
Move the Money: Solidary Economy Discussion Series
Grantmakers in the Arts & Art.Coop are excited to be co-hosting Move the Money, a series of presentations and discussions about opportunities to enact new approaches to grantmaking and investing that shift control to communities and make tangible the principles laid out in the report Solidarity Not Charity. Join us on Tuesday, February 8 at 11am PST | 2pm EST for the third in the series, a discussion with Daniel Park (Obvious Agency) and Carlos Uriona (Double Edge Theatre). Registration is free, limited, and first-come-first served. Register here.
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News from the Field
Charlotte's New Arts and Culture Board Debate Funding Individual Artists During Ongoing Covid-Relief Efforts
"Last year, Charlotte city government, business executives, and The Foundation For The Carolinas developed a plan aimed at boosting arts funding," reported Erik Spanberg in the Charlotte Business Journal
Social Determinants of Health in Appalachia: How music is used to heal
"Music works in both magical and clinically substantiated ways in communities with rich musical traditions that span bluegrass, country, gospel, and more," writes Taylor Sisk in a long-form piece in National Geographic about how music and health are intertwined and inextricably linked throughout the Applachian region…
New Report Alert: "Trading Glass Ceilings for Glass Cliffs"
In a new report from the Building Movement Project, experiences and challenges of nonprofit leaders of color who have attained the top position in their organizations are explored, addressing the struggles of often increased racism on the path to leadership…
ICYMI: "Will philanthropy commit to racial equity progress?"
Is philanthropy ready to commit to racial equity? The sector "doesn’t have a reputation for radical transformation," reports Generocity. "Progress on racial equity is a challenging case study. Leaders in philanthropy now commonly cite the injustice of race serving as an effective predictor of economic, health and other social outcomes"…

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