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GIA February Member Spotlight!
For this month, GIA’s Member Spotlight celebrates Canada Council for the Arts. Learn about their work here.
Move the Money: Solidary Economy Discussion Today!
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 today, 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.
Upcoming Webinars: February and March 2022
Join us on February 15 for the “GIA’s Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture” Webinar.

Join us on March 15 for the “Arts Education for All: Advocate and Lobby to Bolster Collective Impact” Virtual Workshop.

*And, our newest online learning offering* Join us on March 22 for the “Supporting Art & Technology: Building Future(s) We Want Need” Virtual Workshop.

Register for these webinars here.
This Week in the Future of the Field Series
We’re glad to share a creative placemaking reflection by Jen Hughes (National Endowment for the Arts) who reflects on the first decade of federal and philanthropic investment in creative placemaking. Hughes’ writes, “Building on the momentum of the past decade, now is the time to lean into more permanently embedding arts and culture in every sector of community development.” Read the post here.
Join us at “An Era of Power Reckoning”
What are the implications of Trust-Based Philanthropy for documentary film funders and others who fund artists and arts organizations? Join Trust-Based Philanthropy Project on February 16 at 9am PT | 12pm ET for a discussion about power in the film funding ecosystem and the role of funders in advancing greater equity and accountability. This event is specifically for funders of film, media, and the arts. We encourage the attendance of trustees, executives, and program staff of grantmaking organizations that support documentary filmmakers, film-based impact campaigns, and media arts organizations. Register here.
Canada Council for the Arts
News from the Field
Inaugural Fund Updates: LUNAR Giving Circle & Fund
“Using learnings from the Giving Circles,” LUNAR Co-Founders/Directors Yichen Feng and Sabrina Wu write in their recent announcement, “we are building a $20M+ integrated capital fund. Rooted in solidarity, racial justice, and trust, we will deploy patient, flexible, integrated capital to Black and Indigenous-led organizations, businesses, and community developments”…
Philanthropy’s Role: “From Land Acknowledgement to Land Back”
“Racism is structural; it is upheld and perpetuated by institutions, like foundations, in the ways that they operate,” writes Celia Bottger, program assistant & grants manager, NorthLight Foundation in a blog for Philanthropy New York. “In addition to taking concrete steps to institutionalize racial equity in our policies and practices, we at NorthLight came to recognize that we must engage in a process of decolonization”…
What We're Reading: Is Museum Wage Growth Meeting Inflation?
“Federal arts funding in the United States is something of a sore subject: in comparison to other places around the world, creatives in this country function in near-perpetual states of uncertainty, striving endlessly to be afforded the security of a grant or gallery representation,” writes Helen Hlmes in the Observer
New Report Alert: “2021 Impact Report: Investing for an Inclusive Creative Economy”
This report, published by Upstart Co-Lab, details six creative econonmy investments by the Upstart member community in 2020 and 2021. Their member community possesses Upstart Co-Lab’s proprietary knowledge of funds, direct company investment opportunities, and real estate projects while maintaining discretion over their investment decisions…

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