Record rainfalls, flooding and tornadoes continue to plague the country’s mid-section. And your GIA peers who are involved in the National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response are offering expertise and assistance to artists and cultural organizations affected by the extreme weather.
Theresa Scanlan of American for the Arts has been in touch many of the local arts agencies in Texas and Oklahoma to assess how and where aid is needed.
CERF+ is reaching out to artists in the craft disciplines. You can find out more at craftemergency.org.
The Actors Fund has offered emergency financial assistance to performing artists and entertainment professionals in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Details are available at actorsfund.org.
If GIA members have additional information to share about their relief and/or recovery efforts in the storm areas, please let the National Coalition know and they’ll use their networks to get the word out. You can send information to NCAPER Consultant/Coordinator Nancy Fushan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The AEFC Forum, Every Child, Every School was held in Minneapolis in early May. Attendees were treated to great presentations and reports, including the release of Foundation Funding for Arts Education: An Update on Foundation Trends, a new report from GIA and Foundation Center that looks at data from 1999-2012. Links to the reports, as well as materials from the presentations, are available on the forum page.
Grantmakers in the Arts and Foundation Center are pleased to announce the release of a new report that provides an update to the state of arts education funding by private foundations. Foundation Funding for Arts Education: An Update on Foundation Trends puts together data from 1999 to 2012. The report was authored by Steven Lawrence and Reina Mukai of Foundation Center.