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GIA March Member Spotlight!
During the month of March, our Member Spotlight features Art Matters and their Artist2Artist program, piloted in 2021, where grant recipients — artists — act as grantmakers. There were no applications, no panel, and the Board held no veto power beyond familial conflicts of interest. This evolving horizontal model of granting was created to affirm artists’ specialized knowledge of their communities and reduce the labor typically required for artists to access funding for their practices. Learn about their work here.
Join Us Today for Move the Money
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 fourth in the series, a discussion with Aisha Shillingford, Intelligent Mischief. Registration is free, limited, and first-come-first served. Register here.
Apply Today! GIA Cultural Policy Action Lab & Learning Exchange
The Cultural Policy Action Lab is a leadership and professional development community of practice program for public sector workers who seek to advance racial equity through arts and culture and public policy. It consists of an open source 8-part web learning series – open to all - and a closed learning exchange experience for a selected cohort of national public sector leaders in an intentional community of practice working to strengthen applied policy transformation. Applications for this learning cohort will open starting today, March 8, and can be submitted through March 29.

You can join us for an info session on Wednesday, March 16 at 11am PDT  | 2pm EDT. Learn more 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 Erin Grant (Penn Hill Group), Jessica Mele (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation), Jamie Kasper and Krystal Johnson (Arts Education Partnership), and Isaac Brown (National Assembly of State Arts Agencies) 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.
“Supporting Art & Technology: Building Future(s) We Want Need” Webinar
Join us on March 22 to hear from Jax Deluca (National Endowment for the Arts), LaJuné McMillian (multidisciplinary artist and educator), and Eleanor Savage (Jerome Foundation) as they discuss how artists have continued to use technology as part of expression and exploration, cultural strategy and narrative shift. Details and registration here.
Join CHANGE Philanthropy’s 2022 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey
CHANGE Philanthropy’s DAPP survey and report helps the philanthropic community better understand its workforce and leadership. While grantmakers have some resources to assess what issues, geographic areas, and populations are being supported by grant dollars, there is far less data on who works in the field of philanthropy. The DAPP report is a tool for analyzing the philanthropic sector’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and provides a temperature gauge for progress toward a more inclusive sector.

To participate, sign up here.
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News from the Field
New Fund Alert! Reimagining Capitalism at Leading Academic Institutions
Last month, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, along with Omidyar Network, announced more than $40 million in grants to support the establishment of multidisciplinary academic centers dedicated to reimagining the relationships among markets, governments, and people…
What We’re Reading: Albuquerque Apprenticeship Offers Path to the Arts
“The Apprenticeships for Leaders in Mosaic Arts (ALMA) Summer Institute is a paid apprenticeship for youth ages 16 to 24 to create permanent handmade tile mosaic murals in public spaces across Albuquerque,” reports Erica Sweeney in Next City
How to Build a More Equitable Arts Ecosystem in Chicago: MacArthur Foundation
“Chicago’s creative vitality is worth celebrating, but we must acknowledge that support for the arts and culture sector has not been distributed equitably across the city’s geographies or populations. With this in mind, in 2019 MacArthur announced a new approach called Culture, Equity, and the Arts, through which we directly support organizations with annual budgets of $2 million and above,…
ICYMI: Clyde’s: Turning Art into Justice
Playwright Lynn Nottage, director Kate Whoriskey, and Ford Foundation president Darren Walker gather for a conversation about a new production, “Clyde’s,” at Second Stage Theater. Supported by the Art for Justice Fund, with the goal of ending mass incarceration and underlying racial bias through art and advocacy…
What We’re Reading: The Advantages of Museum Philanthropy that Builds Staff Diversity
“Due to historical inequalities, young people of color embarking on an art museum career are less likely to have families that can fund their unpaid internships or volunteer work. Done right, these types of early training opportunities help ensure that candidates of color will join the pipeline of museum professionals,” proposes Lisa M. Strong…

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