Support for Individual Artists within an Arts and Culture Funding Program


Monday, October 10, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Organized by Cynthia Gehrig, president, Jerome Foundation; Michael Royce, executive director, New York Foundation for the Arts.

The GIA Individual Artist Group Steering Committee recently issued a case statement advocating for support of individual artists within an overall arts and culture funding program. This Committee-facilitated discussion will examine the reasons why funding for individual artists has been challenging and even problematic within an arts funding program. The conversations will examine the decline in public sector support for individual artists, direct and indirect strategies for aiding individual artists, legal and procedural issues that present both challenges and opportunities, and information on how effective strategies for supporting individual artists are being implemented and why. Reports from the salon discussion groups will be distributed to attendees after the conference to build an ongoing network of colleagues.