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Last Call: Early Conference Registration Rate Ends August 31
The deadline to take advantage of the early registration discount for the 2017 GIA Conference is Thursday, August 31. Beginning September 1, conference registration for GIA members will increase to $650.

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Detroit Artists at the GIA Conference
Each IDEA LAB at the GIA Conference will start the day with thought-provoking inspiration – an opportunity to hear directly from innovative, Detroit-based artists and thought leaders. The Monday morning plenary will feature presentations by Erik Howard, photographer and co-founder of Young Nation in southwest Detroit; Devon Akmon, director of the Arab American National Museum; and a joint presentation by performance artist and community organizer ill Weaver/Invincible and Building Movement Project founder Linda Campbell.

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Next Webinar: Arts Funding Programs for ALAANA Artists and Arts Organizations
The next GIA webinar, Arts Funding Programs for ALAANA Artists and Arts Organizations will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PDT. The explicit goal of Grantmakers in the Arts’ statement of purpose [] on racial equity in arts philanthropy is “to increase arts funding for ALAANA (African, Latino/a, Asian, Arab, and Native American) artists, arts organizations, children, and adults.” This webinar will feature programs by two public funders and one private funder that each direct their funding support to artists and arts organizations from historically underfunded identity groups within their geographic focus areas. Bushra Junaid from Ontario Arts Council, Dana Payne from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Tracie D. Hall from The Joyce Foundation will discuss how their programs developed, whom they serve, and how their programs are strategically used to help close the racial gap in arts philanthropy.
Related Reading: Acknowledging Race in Granting to Individuals
GIA Reader, Vol. 28, No. 2 (Summer 2017)
In 2016, Sustainable Arts Foundation announced its commitment to award at least half of its grants to artists of color. In the latest issue of the GIA Reader, codirectors Caroline and Tony Grant write about their efforts to examine and change its grantmaking practices with a racial equity lens. Read “I Once Was Blind: Acknowledging Race in Granting to Individuals.”
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Funders Turn Fresh Attention to Diversity in Media during Troubling Times
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Shared Gifting: Shifting Funding Power to Nonprofits
A recent article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review highlights the practice of shared gifting, “a grantmaking approach that allows nonprofit leaders to award grant dollars to other nonprofit organizations”…

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