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Grantmakers in the Arts’ Newest Member(s)
GIA is pleased to introduce our newest member, Assembly for the Arts, National Council for the Traditional Arts, City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and Arts Council of Greater Lansing. Welcome!.
This Week in the Future of the Field Series
We’re glad to share a creative placemaking reflection, “Get into it: ArtPlace’s Research Activities,” by Roberto Bedoya (City of Oakland) who reflects on creative placekeeping in the context of race and spatial justice as a counter-frame to the discourse in the academy and investment by philanthropy to the field of creative placemaking and what has changed since the original offering in 2014. Bedoya writes, there is a “growing awareness of how imagination and policy condition each other in activities of community cultural development that enliven place.” Read his post here.
“Arts Education for All: Advocate and Lobby to Bolster Collective Impact” Virtual Workshop
Join us on March 15 to hear from Alex Nock and Aileen Ma (Penn Hill Group), Jessica Mele (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation), and Jamie Kasper (Arts Education Partnership) as they discuss the recently-introduced Arts Education for All Act. They will discuss cultural stakeholders and the public can use this opportunity to advocate and lobby for the issues outlined within the bill. Details and registration 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.
Move the Money: Solidary Economy Discussion Series
Join us on Tuesday, February 8 at 11am PST  | 2 EST for the third in the Move the Money series. Daniel Park (Obvious Agency) and Carlos Uriona (Double Edge Theatre) will be in discussion will expand on recommendations from the Solidarity Not Charity report. Registration is free, limited, and first-come-first served. Register here.
Don’t Forget to Renew Your GIA Membership!
With your partnership, 2022 promises to be a historic year. Renew you membership today!
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News from the Field
What We’re Reading: Nonprofit Wakanda Quarterly
“If you’ve taken a leap, what was the runway you needed? If you wanted to take a leap, but didn’t, what held you back?” writes guest editor Donita Volkwijn about the prompts for the latest edition of Nonprofit Wakanda Quarterly
The Henry Luce Foundation announces new grants for cultural community-engaged projects
The Henry Luce Foundation announced recently the commitment of $14 Million in new grants intended to amplify diverse experiences and fund community-engaged projects…
ICYMI: BIPOC Nonprofit Leaders “Bring Change, but Also Face Hurdles”
“We have to stop being afraid of the critique,” Joe Scantlebury, CEO of Living Cities says in the Chronical of Philanthropy. “We don’t improve in silence.”…
New Report Alert: “Pulse Checking Progress Toward Operationalizing REI: Arts, Culture & Healing”
In a new report from LivingCities revisits learnings and progress from internal racial equity work over the part five years in response to a 2017 internal learning report, “What Does it Take to Embed a Racial Equity & Inclusion Lens?”…
From Underground Organizing to Leading Cultural Strategy in NYC: Chinatown’s cultural leaders shape local organizing
“Our work here in Chinatown,” Yin Kong, director and co-founder of Think!Chinatown, says, “Is about place-keeping. It’s about celebrating, strengthening and amplifying,” in an interview with NextCity.…

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