GIA Conference proceedings

GIA Conference proceedings

December 9, 2009 by Steve
Malcolm Margolin: It's so beautiful here I wish I were a resident. And it was a joy to edit the essays and to work with Frances and Anna on it all. Being an editor gets you into other people's minds and gets you into other people's souls, and you just end up going from one spot to another spot and shaping it, and it's a gorgeous life. Read More...
December 8, 2009 by Steve
“I was very aware of the land… How open it is and how open the people were. I wondered if the openness of the land made us all more open to each other.”— Nancy Fushan For three days in October (Oct. 19–21, 2007) members of the Grantmakers in the Arts traveled to Zuni Pueblo where, along with Zuni culture bearers, artists and community members, they experienced the rich cultural, historical and artistic landscape that defines and shapes Zuni Pueblo. Read More...
December 8, 2009 by Steve
Machover has received numerous awards for his work, including a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres from the French government and, most recently, the first Ray Kurzweil Prize for music and technology. He has designed and built Hyperinstruments—a field 
he founded to augment musical expression using smart computers — for the most diverse musical performers and situations, such as Yo-Yo-Ma, Prince, the Boston Pops, and Disney's Epcot Center. Read More...
December 7, 2009 by Steve
In a PowerPoint presentation, the authors of a forthcoming report will preview findings about funding for arts and cultural organizations in metro Boston. This work, an update of the 2003 Boston Foundation publication "Funding for Cultural Organizations in Boston and Nine Other Metropolitan Areas," compares 1999 and 2004 data from the Boston PMSA to examine contributed and earned income before and after the economic downturn. The discussion will focus on the findings' implications for local arts organizations and local and national funders: Where does the money come from and who gets it? Read More...
December 7, 2009 by Steve
This session explored the community building potential of the arts by taping into the experience of grantmakers who are working to strengthen grassroots neighborhood groups to more effectively address their priorities and strengthen the social fabric of their neighborhoods. The conversation will shared information on: The variety of ways that grassroots groups are turning to art as a vehicle for building community in their neighborhoods; Read More...