Join us today for “Supporting Art & Technology: Building Future(s) We Want Need” Webinar
Join us at 11am PDT | 2pm EDT 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.
Last Chance! 2022 GIA Conference Call for Sessions Closes Thursday
Closing soon! 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).
The 2022 GIA Conference will be hybrid, members, colleagues, and friends will be able to gather in-person and virtually. The in-person track will span from October 9-12. The virtual track will also take place in October. Additional details will be shared as confirmed. This year, we are leaning into the questions: what does it mean to gather in this time? How are we attending to our grieving and healing? How are we organizing for the futures we need? What offerings can we presence in being together now?
The GIA Conference is the largest annual convening of arts funders and the most comprehensive opportunity for our colleagues in the field to learn from each other. 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.
GIA Board of Directors Call for Nominations Closes April 7
The call for nominations for candidates to serve on our board of directors is open for a few more weeks. Be sure to submit your nominations before April 7. To access the nomination form, log in to your GIA Account and click on Board Nomination Form in the left sidebar.
Save the Date: Move the Money Solidarity Economy Discussion Series
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 Wednesday, April 13 at 11am PDT | 2pm EDT for the final event in the series, a discussion with Carlton Turner (Mississippi Center for Cultural Production and GIA Board of Directors) and Allen Kwabena Frimpong (ZEAL & Liberation Ventures). Registration is free, limited, and first-come-first served. Register here.
GIA Office Closed Next Week
Grantmakers in the Arts will close its office for the week of March 28. We will return on April 4.
Image: Art Matters, Courtesy of the artist
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