Weekly Updates for GIA Members 
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Join Us Today for “Arts Education for All: Advocate and Lobby to Bolster Collective Impact” Virtual Workshop
Join us at 11am PDT | 2pm EDT 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.
Info Session Tomorrow! What is the GIA Cultural Policy Action Lab & Learning Exchange all about?
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.
Next Week: “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.
Don’t Forget! GIA Members Submit Your Conference Session Proposals
Now open! Call for sessions for the 2022 GIA Annual Conference in NYC (occupied Munsee Lenape, Wappinger, Canarsie, Lekawe, and Matinecock lands and hometown to GIA since 2018). GIA members are invited to propose conference sessions on our website. Proposals must be submitted by March 24 at 5pm EDT. To submit your proposals, or for more information, visit our Call for Sessions page.

Renew Your Membership today to submit a session proposal.
Register for the Arts Education Partnership Policy Briefing
Join GIA President & CEO, Eddie Torres and Arts Education Partnership, on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 11 am PDT | 2 pm EDT for a virtual policy briefing for researchers and funders in arts and education! This event will feature panel discussions, small group experiences, and opportunities for individual and group reflection focused on connecting research, funding, and practice to advance our collective understanding of arts education. Speakers include: Allyce Pinchback-Johnson (Pinchback Consulting), Monique Chism (Smithsonian Institution), Eddie Torres (Grantmakers in the Arts), Dennie Palmer-Wolff (WolfBrown), Ken Elpus (University of Maryland School of Music). Register here.
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News from the Field
New Report Alert! Pandemic Data: Did Giving Sustain the Arts?
In a new report, “Studying Early Pandemic Data: Did Giving Sustain the Arts?,” SMU DataArts shares analysis on the impact of giving to the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Daniel Fonner, associate director for Research writes the pandemic “has turned the arts and culture sector upside down in many ways”…
Powering Cultural Futures: Seeking Consultants
The Barr Foundation (Barr) seeks consultant partners to support the newly launched cohort, Powering Cultural Futures, a new six-year initiative that provides funding, technical assistance, peer networking, and other supports to a diverse cohort of 15 BIPOC-rooted organizations in Massachusetts…
What We're Reading: How Funders of Collective Impact Initiatives Can Build Trust
Victor Tavarez, John Harper, and Fay Hanleybrown present, “Four ways funders of collective impact efforts can help foster trust to strengthen collaboration and achieve greater impact,” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review
New Report Alert! Promoting Arts and Culture for Systemic Change
A new report from Salzburg Global Seminar, The Creative Power of the Arts: Reimagining Human and Planetary Flourishing looks at creative reforms in the target areas of climate, health, education, and justice…
ICYMI: A Bipartisan Bill Aims to Assist Arts Workers
A new bipartisan bill in Congress proposes a $300 million federal grants and commissions program for art workers. The Creative Economy Revitalization Act is a joint effort between hundreds of cultural organizations to stimulate the creative economy through public art projects across the United States…

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