GIA Reader (2000-present)

GIA Reader (2000-present)

November 19, 2009 by Steve
How are artists weathering the economic downturn? Artist Trust wanted to take the pulse of the Washington State artist community and to consider what programmatic solutions Artist Trust and others might offer. Between March 15 and April 15, 2009 nearly 700 artists responded to an online survey. The survey was not designed to collect data for quantitative analysis; rather, it was conducted as a way to gain an informal snapshot of artists’ personal situations. Read More...
November 19, 2009 by Steve
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November 19, 2009 by Steve
As funders we have three main challenges: first, getting a handle on the extent and impact of the recession; second, exerting leadership — being bold, positive, and opportunistic without being insensitive; and third — and most important — asking ourselves the same tough questions that we are asking grantees: how do we slip the vice-like grip of old mindsets and behaviors and adapt so we increase our relevance, resilience, and meaningful contributions to our community?  — Foundation President Read More...
November 19, 2009 by Steve
As we move through the greatest economic downturn since the great depression, Grantmakers in the Arts has analyzed its programs and put together what we believe to be an appropriate response to the times. This edition of the Reader is part of our design to provide relevant research and statistics to the field in an economical and efficient manner. This summer edition of the Reader is published solely on-line. A PDF file was mailed to all members and subscribers and is available on the website, and the individual articles are also posted in the GIA web Library. Read More...
June 19, 2009 by Steve
Since 2001, GIA and the Foundation Center have collaborated on an annual “snapshot” of foundation funding for the arts based on grants awarded by a sample of over 1,000 of the largest U.S. foundations. Given the exceptional challenges now facing the country’s foundation and nonprofit communities, we have concluded that the arts field would be better served this year by a broad overview of how foundation giving might fare during the current economic crisis. Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
2007, 114 pages. Urban Institute, 2100 M Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20037, 202-833-7200, www.urban.org http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/1001175_asd_financing.pdf Read More...
June 30, 2006 by admin
2005, 60 pages. Blueprint Research and Design, 720 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415-677-9700, www.blueprintrd.com Download pdf: www.blueprintrd.com Read More...
June 30, 2006 by admin
The Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association, using a three-year grant from Hewlett Packard in 2001, has created the Tribal Digital Village (TDV). Using a high-performance wireless backbone, the TDV project delivers wireless broadband to community centers, fire stations, sheriff substations, Tribal administration buildings, and Tribal libraries in-and-around eighteen tribal reservations. This long-distance, point-to-point, wireless system is ideally suited to the geographically diverse area that required coverage. Read More...
June 30, 2006 by admin
2005, 48 pages. The Potlatch Fund, 801 Second Avenue, Suite 304, Seattle, WA 98104, 206-624-6076. Based on a series of talking circles of tribal leaders and funders, this handsome report reviews the history of Native peoples and the role of art in tribal culture, examines the program priorities of funders, and identifies strategies for supporting Native arts and artists. The extensive bibliography is also a valuable tool for grantmakers. Read More...
June 30, 2006 by admin
2005, 18 pages. Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, Harvard University, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617-495-1480. Download pdf: www.ksg.harvard.edu/hpaied/pubs/pub_161.htm Read More...