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Grantmakers in the Arts’ Newest Members
GIA is pleased to introduce our newest members, Assembly for the Arts, National Council for the Traditional Arts, City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and Arts Council of Greater Lansing. Welcome!
New Podcast Alert! Racial Equity Coding Project
There are large disparities between the grant funding received by African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) and White organizations. And, while funders are increasingly more aware of this gap, a challenge remains to gather accurate data around racial equity funding practices that illustrate a more detailed and accurate accounting of grantmaking efforts to advance racial equity. To address this, Grantmakers in the Arts is participating in the Racial Equity Coding Project, which was kicked off with a culmination of research led by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) with Callahan Consulting for the Arts (CCA). The project has given funders an opportunity to examine and refine their own coding practices and to consider new data collection measures for the future.

In the first episode of this three-part podcast series, we are glad to be joined by Susan Feder (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), Adam Fong (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation), and Maurine Knighton (Doris Duke Charitable Foundation). They discuss why the project started, their experience with the earliest iterations of the coding measures, and how their reflections will inform steps forward. Listen here.
Last Chance! GIA Board of Directors Call for Nominations
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.
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.
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News from the Field
What We’re Reading: Richmond Muralist Wants People to ‘Find Themselves’ in Her Work
For Richmond-based artist Austin “Auz” Miles, the impact of her work is right there in the communities where she paints,” reports Nia Norris in NextCity
ICYMI: Racism and the Roots of Conservative Philanthropy in the US
In an Upack the Past feature in Al Jazeera, Donna J. Nicol writes, “From New Deal liberalism in the 1930s to the academic culture wars of the 1980s and the rise of Donald Trump, how White fears of losing power led to philanthropy that openly discouraged discussions of race and diversity”…
What We’re Reading: Why endow a museum wing when you can fund archives?
“Hauser & Wirth Institute gives $700,000 in grants to preserving historical records,” reports Benjamin Sutton in the Art Newspaper
New Fund: “All the Arts” Program to Help Canadian Youth Visualize Their Future
The BNP Paribas Foundation, the philanthropic arm of BNP Paribas, Europe’s leading financial institution, announced the donation of $30 000 CAD/year to the DAREarts “All the Arts” program…

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