GIA Podcast

Grantmakers in the Arts presents the GIA Podcast, featuring interviews with leaders in arts philanthropy and the cultural community. These short podcasts are designed to easily fit into a busy schedule and offer concise sector insights for grantmakers. Many interview topics will complement GIA’s growing online program offerings, including web conferences, blog posts, and the online GIA Reader.

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Regina Smith and Sharnita Johnson

Recorded September, 2017
We speak with 2017 GIA Conference committee chair Regina Smith of The Kresge Foundation and committee member and Detroit native Sharnita Johnson of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. They share about you may not already know about the Motor City, what to expect when visiting the city, and what they are excited about for the upcoming conference.

Captain Sara Kass on Healing Arts in the Military

Recorded June, 2017
We speak with Captain Sara Kass, MD, a military and medical advisor for Creative Forces: NEA’s Military Healing Arts Network. Dr. Kass shares her thoughts on the role of the arts in helping current military members, veterans, and their loved ones heal from emotional and physical injuries resulting from their service.

Wendy Hsu on Innovations in Data Collection

Recorded March, 2017
We speak with Wendy Hsu, PhD, senior project coordinator and digital strategist at the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). They share some of the innovative research projects that DCA has been embarking on to collect more meaningful data that is driven and used by staff in different city departments and Los Angeles community members. This includes the digital literacy incubator project, Lab at DCA.

Arni Fishbaugh on Funding in Rural Communities

Recorded December, 2016
Janet Brown, president & CEO of Grantmakers in the Arts, speaks with Arlynn (Arni) Fishbaugh on funding in rural communities and what she has in store in retirement after 24 years at Montana Arts Council.

Vickie Benson and Glyn Northington on What Makes the Twin Cities a Special Place

Recorded July, 2016
We speak with 2016 GIA Conference co-chairs, Vickie Benson of The McKnight Foundation and Glyn Northington of Nonprofits Assistance Fund, on the special characteristics of the Twin Cities and its artistic community. They also share what they are looking forward to at the conference in October.

Eric Booth on Building the Field of Teaching Artistry

Recorded June 23, 2016
We speak with author and educator Eric Booth on the field of teaching artistry and what the US can learn from abroad to increase arts education access for all children. Read his article “The Time Has Come for a National Field of Teaching Artistry” published in the Fall 2015 edition of GIA Reader.

Gay Hanna on Creative Aging and Her Retirement

Recorded May 3, 2016
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.

Audrey Haberman and Sindhu Knotz on Creating the Momentum Fellowship

Recorded April 6, 2016
We speak with Audrey Haberman and Sindhu Knotz from Philanthropy Northwest about creating the Momentum Fellowship, a regional program designed to prepare professionals from underrepresented communities for successful careers in the philanthropic sector. (Referenced blog post: “Why Philanthropy Should Care about Black Male Achievement.”)

Dameun Strange on Leadership Cultivation

Recorded March 22, 2016
We speak with Dameun Strange from Bush Foundation about being a Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellow and what the fellowship means for cultivating leadership from underrepresented communities.

Justin Laing on Reflections of GIA Board Service

Recorded January 5, 2016
We speak with former GIA board member Justin Laing from The Heinz Endowments about his service on the GIA board, racial equity, and his hopes for the future of our field.

More podcasts are coming! Watch this page for additions.