Support for Individual Artists

Grantmakers in the Arts believes that artists are the keystone to a thriving creative community. Since GIA’s incorporation, members of Grantmakers in the Arts have been working together to promote and improve funding for individual artists, producing preconferences, conference sessions, articles, and toolkits for colleagues in the field. Noting a lack of sector-wide data on artist support, GIA began development on a taxonomy that could serve as a national standard for collecting, comparing, and analyzing data on support programs for individual artists. GIA released A Proposed National Standard Taxonomy for Reporting Data on Support for Individual Artists in 2014.

March 21, 2013 by Abigail

New Members:

We welcomed Tony Grant of the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Vincent (Vinnie) Murphy of the Tanne Foundation, Melissa Franklin of The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, and David Terry of the New York Foundation for the Arts to GIA’s Individual Artists Support Committee. The committee now comprises eighteen representatives of organizations that support individual artists nationally.

Our winter meeting focused on representing, sharing, and understanding our work to support artists.

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February 10, 2013 by admin
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February 5, 2013 by admin
“As this has never been done before, we have no idea what we’re doing today,” Joanna Haigood half-joked at the launch of Paseo, less a walking tour than a movable, danceable feast, a peripatetic block party that, for one delightful hour, would twist through the South Bronx neighborhoods of Hunts Point and Longwood. Read More...
January 8, 2013 by Abigail

Co-Chair Transitions:

After serving three years as the co-chair of our committee, Michael Royce of the New York Foundation for the Arts, stepped down at the end of 2012. We thanked Michael for his leadership and his unswerving commitment to supporting artists. We then welcomed Rose Parisi of the Illinois Arts Council as the new co-chair who will serve along with Esther Grimm from 3Arts. Later in 2013, several new members will be announced, along with a new name for the committee.

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November 13, 2012 by Abigail

The last two meetings of the GIA Individual Artists Group Steering Committee focused primarily on the preconference, sessions, and roundtable gathering in preparation for the Miami conference, in addition to the research study GIA is conducting on the support of individual artists nationwide.

With an overarching goal of creating a network of mutual support, the committee worked to strengthen communication with like-minded funders and increase efforts to connect the sector and reach new funders.

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September 26, 2012 by admin
Ann R. Markusen et al., 2006. Minneapolis: Arts Economy Initiative, Project on Regional and Industrial Economics, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. Read More...
June 21, 2012 by admin
What is a woman’s relationship between the experience of spending time in a natural setting away from everyday chores, and the release of self-expression through writing? Start with this: Walking on a salty sandy beach, then sitting down to write. Eating thoughtfully created organic meals prepared for you in a warm kitchen. Sharing your new writing with the other residents in a comfortable living room after dinner. Read More...
June 21, 2012 by admin
“Theatres are the best way to keep people from the arts.”— Simon Dove, Utrecht Festival, Dance/USA Forum, January 2011 Why will some people engage with art in one setting, but not another? For example, why will someone watch great drama on television at home, but never darken the door of a theater? Why will someone listen to classical music in a place of worship, but not a concert hall? Read More...
June 11, 2012 by Abigail

The Steering Committee co-chairs opened the May meeting by welcoming new members Denise Brown, Leeway Foundation; Ben Cameron, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Julie Dalgleish, CERF+; Ruby Harper, Greater Columbus Arts Council; Jayson Smart, Rasmuson Foundation; and Sacha Yanow, Art Matters. The Committee then discussed the guidelines, put forward by the subcommittee formed during the February meeting, for ensuring a dynamic, involved membership, including the staggered, two-year terms of the co-chairs that ensure renewed and shared leadership of the committee.

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