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Join Us Today for GIA’s Annual Arts Funding Snapshot Webinar
Today at 11am PST / 2pm EST, register to attend “GIA’s Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture” Webinar where we’ll hear from Reina Mukai (Candid.) and 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. Register here!
Don’t Miss GIA’s March Webinars
March 15 “Arts Education for All: Advocate and Lobby to Bolster Collective Impact”

March 22 “Supporting Art & Technology: Building Future(s) We Want Need”

Register for all GIA webinars here.
This Week in the Future of the Field Series
We’re glad to share a creative placemaking reflection “Building Collective Power” by Seth Beattie (Kresge Foundation). Beattie writes, “There’s an avalanche of research that outlines why engaged citizenry and decentralized decision-making can lead to better outcomes in community.” Read the post here.
Move the Money: Discussing the solidary economy
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, March 8 at 11am PST  / 2pm EST for the fourth in the series, a discussion with Aisha Shillingford, Intelligent Mischief. Registration is free, limited, and first-come-first served. Register here.
Join us on Wednesday 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 PST / 12pm EST 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.
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News from the Field
Moving Toward a Solidarity Economy: Lending on Character
"Conventional banking hasn't worked for businesses owned by people of color. But a new network is designed to get money flowing fairly to BIPOC economies." Common Future’s CEO, Rodney Foxworth, speaks with Yes! magazine…
ICYMI: "Grantmakers as Bridge Builders"
Last November, Memphis Music Initiative (MMI)’s Director of Grantmaking and Partnerships, Dr. Rychetta Watkins, attended the 2021 annual Grantmakers in the Arts Conference, which took place in the virtual world for a second year due to the ongoing pandemic…
What We're Reading: FORWARD Issue #3: Community Safety
"I’ve witnessed how public art can draw attention to issues of community safety, awaken empathy, mobilize a community, and even generate dialogue between people holding differing opinions," writes Mallory Rukhsana Nezam…
Learning from Disability Inclusion Fund: Participatory Grantmaking is the Future
"For those of us who have participated in a half-century of powerful activism by people with disabilities, a familiar slogan summarizes our call to action: Nothing about us without us." Nikki Brown-Booker writes in the Winter 2022 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review
Centering Black Artists and Arts Leaders at CAAM
Cameron Shaw, new executive director at the California African American Museum shares her perspective and strategy as the museum's new leader, "she is committed to creating 'a workplace that is safe and supportive where I show up with integrity, empathy, generosity, and clarity…

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