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New from the GIA Reader: Supporting Individual Artists

In an article in the latest issue of the GIA Reader entitled “Supporting Individual Artists: Translating Value, Evaluating Outcomes,” Ann Markusen summarizes a preconference session from the GIA 2015 Conference in Los Angeles.

The BFA’s Dance with Inequality

Createquity looks into the value of a degree in the visual or performing arts through the equity lens:

If you took home a diploma for a four-year degree in the visual or performing arts last weekend, you’re not alone: in the U.S., more than 91,000 college graduates are venturing out into the world with BFAs or their equivalent in hand. They are more likely to be from upper and middle class households than grads from other majors, with an average family income of $94,381. Only about 10% of them, if one report is to be believed, will actually become full-time professional artists.
New from the GIA Reader: The Risk of Hopelessness

In the latest issue of the GIA Reader is a transcript of an inspiring keynote presentation entitled “The Risk of Hopelessness” by Carlton Turner, executive director of Alternate ROOTS, about the legacy of racial injustice and the need for systemic change.

GIA Podcast: Gay Hanna on Creative Aging and Her Retirement

New on the GIA Podcast, we speak with Gay Hanna from the National Center for Creative Aging as she readies for retirement after serving over 30 years managing in the arts, education, and health sectors.

New from the GIA Reader: The Summit on Creativity and Aging in America

In an article in the latest issue of the GIA Reader entitled “The Summit on Creativity and Aging in America,” Beth Bienvenu and Gay Hanna summarize key takeaways from the national summit.

New from the GIA Reader: Starting a Movement

In an article in the latest issue of the GIA Reader entitled “Starting a Movement: Building the Field of Teaching Artistry,” author Beth Feldman Brandt outlines eight recent projects that arose out of a preconference session at the Conference for Community Arts Education.

GIA Podcast: Audrey Haberman and Sindhu Knotz on Creating the Momentum Fellowship

New on the GIA Podcast, we speak with Audrey Haberman and Sindhu Knotz from Philanthropy Northwest about their Momentum Fellowship, a regional program designed to prepare professionals from underrepresented communities for careers in the philanthropic sector.

New from the GIA Reader: In Appreciation of Words

In an article in the latest issue of the GIA Reader entitled “In Appreciation of Words,” Irene Borger, Eleanor Savage, and Travis Laughlin examine the body of knowledge embedded in words such as “story” and “activate.”

GIA Podcast: Justin Laing on Reflections of GIA Board Service

In the first installment of GIA Podcast, we speak with former GIA board member Justin Laing from The Heinz Endowments about his recent service on the GIA board, racial equity, and his hopes for the future of our field.

New from the GIA Reader: Crowdsourcing Cultural Policy

In Crowdsourcing Cultural Policy: The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, Arlene Goldbard explores the mission of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, which is not a government agency, but an action network of artists and cultural workers mobilizing creativity in the service of positive social change.