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GIA Conference: Discounted Hotel Rate Ends October 4
The deadline to take advantage of GIA’s discounted hotel room rate ($179/night) for the GIA Conference is October 4 at 5:00pm EDT. This year’s conference takes place at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, located in downtown Detroit on the shore of the Detroit River. Guest rooms at the hotel are reserved for registered conference attendees. Please see your registration confirmation for a link to reserve a guest room at the conference rate. Learn more and register for the 2017 GIA Conference.
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. This webinar will feature funding programs that support artists and arts organizations from historically underfunded ALAANA (African, Latino/a, Asian, Arab, and Native American) 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.
New GIA Podcast: Welcome to Detroit
GIA Podcast
In the latest GIA Podcast, we speak with two members of the 2017 GIA Conference committee, Regina Smith of The Kresge Foundation, who is chair of the committee, and Sharnita Johnson of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, a Detroit native. They share with us what they are excited about for the upcoming conference, what they love about the Motor City, and what conference attendees can expect during their visit.
Engaging the Detroit Community
About Gilda Snowden
Grantmakers in the Arts has a long-held commitment to engaging the community in each city where the annual national conference is held. Over 100 Detroit-based artists, arts organizations, thought leaders, businesses, and funders are featured in conference-related programming this year as speakers, organizers, hosts, and authors. The artworks featured as part of this year’s conference materials are the abstract expressionist paintings of Gilda Snowden (1954 – 2014), an influential Detroit artist, educator, and mentor. Learn more about Gilda Snowden.
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News from the Field
Report: Approaching Community Health through Heritage and Culture
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts and The California Endowment have released the first report in a series exploring the connections between traditional arts and cultural practices and community well-being…
Houston Arts Alliance Appoints John Abodeely as New CEO
Board chair Philamena Baird announced that John Abodeely, former acting executive director for the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, will become the alliance's new leader on Nov. 6. His "experience, skill and high energy" are just what the city and the alliance need…
Scientists Explain How Watching a Ballet Performance Affects the Brain
The Washington Post has published an interactive and multimedia article that explores what happens in the human brain when watching a ballet performance…
Flynn Center Executive Director John Killacky to Step Down
Killacky previously served on the board of Grantmakers in the Arts and as program officer for arts and culture at The San Francisco Foundation…
Rebecca Thomas Offers Six Steps for Nonprofit Financial Planning
A good financial plan plots a realistic route to fiscal health. It makes visible whether, and how, an organization is achieving its financial goals. It anticipates the goal of sustainability, but recognizes that the direction of travel won’t always be a straight line…

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