GIA Conference

The GIA Conference provides the only opportunity for arts grantmakers from across the country to come together to share knowledge and ideas, develop collective strategies, and learn about the latest initiatives in arts grantmaking. The conference features plenary sessions by leaders in the field, peer-organized discussions and reports, panels investigating policies and practices in arts grantmaking, site visits, and artist-led sessions. GIA's conferences employ the unique arts and cultural resources of each host city to inform and illuminate topics in arts and cultural philanthropy.

2018 GIA Conference

Sunday, October 21 through Wednesday, October 24
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland, California 94607

2017 GIA Conference

Saturday, October 28 through Tuesday, October 31
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Conference Website

Past Conferences

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