Session 4 of the 2018 Webinar Series.
A recording of this presentation is available here.
Last year, Tracie D. Hall, program director of culture at The Joyce Foundation; Bushra Junaid, outreach and development manager at Ontario Arts Council; and Dana Payne, program director at Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, joined us to discuss their efforts to close the racial gap in arts philanthropy through their respective programs. This year, they are back to take things a step further and discuss the various stages of the strategic planning process for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) arts organizations. Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) recognizes that our society is challenged to overcome a complex web of inequities—racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, and ableism, among them. All of these forms of discrimination are powerful drivers of unequal individual and group outcomes. However, it is GIA’s belief that ALAANA individuals whose identities intersect with those of other “minority” social statuses often experience compounded mistreatment that is amplified by the interaction of race.
Tracie D. Hall is the program director of culture at The Joyce Foundation. Previously, she served as deputy commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) where she oversaw the Arts and Creative Industries division. Prior to her work at DCASE, Hall was vice president of strategy and organization development at Queens Library (NYC); at The Boeing Company’s Global Corporate Citizenship division as community investment strategist and later as Chicago community investor; as visiting professor at Catholic, Southern Connecticut State, and Wesleyan Universities; and in nonprofit and public-sector posts across the country. Deeply invested in the intersection of arts access, literacy, youth, and economic development, Hall helped found and develop arts programs for young people in NYC and Seattle. She holds degrees from University of California, Yale University, and University of Washington.
Bushra Junaid manages the Ontario Arts Council’s Skills and Career Development: Indigenous Arts Professionals and Arts Professionals of Colour programs and its Deaf and Disability Arts Projects program, among other equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. As an arts administrator, Junaid has spent more than a decade supporting the development and artistic practices of artists from a diverse range of backgrounds, communities, and cultures. She has also worked in social housing design, low income and homeless initiatives, newcomer and refugee settlement, and community-engaged arts. As a practicing artist, Junaid primarily works in mixed media collage, drawing, and painting. She is interested in history, memory, and cultural identity — and, in particular, the arts, culture, and histories of the African diaspora. She received a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.
Dana Payne is the program director for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA). She is responsible for the administration of grant programs for dance, folk and traditional arts, and the agency’s nationally-recognized Preserving Diverse Cultures division. Payne provides artists and organizations with the support, tools, and resources necessary to achieve sustainability and to creating and fostering initiatives based on the principles of diversity, cultural equity, and inclusion. In past roles, she served as manager of community affairs for the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, program director for the African American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh, and managing director of Xpressions Contemporary Dance Company. She received a BS in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh and participated in the PCA’s arts management internship program.