2018 GIA Conference

2018 GIA Conference: Race, Space, and Place

Sunday, October 21 through Wednesday, October 24
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland, California 94607
(510) 451-4000

Grantmakers in the Arts welcomes you to Oakland, home to vibrant creatives, diverse communities, and a heritage of activism. While being a deeply rooted city, with the oak tree as a metaphor of its culture and legacy, “Oaktown” is experiencing a significant transformation at the intersection of race, space, and place. Amidst conversations of gentrification, rising costs of rent, and concerns about displacement of longstanding neighborhoods, the city’s culture stands central. At this rich time, Oakland - home to artists, immigrants, and newcomers for generations - explores its histories of resistance and empowerment with a future that celebrates roots, creativity, the power of stories, and the essential desire for belonging. Engage with your colleagues at the GIA Conference to be inspired by the people and culture of Oakland.

Registration opens in June.

Past Conferences

The archive of conference proceedings (1998 to present) provides videos, blog posts, and the archived conference website.