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 5, 2012 by Abigail

The GIA Support for Individual Artists Group Steering Committee met in February to discuss four topics: Committee membership; the 2012 GIA conference and preconference in Miami; future activities surrounding the case statement developed by the committee in 2011 to advocate for the support of individual artists; and participation in other associations’ conferences.

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February 19, 2012 by admin
Artspire. 2011, 219 pages, Allworth Press and The New York Foundation for the Arts, New York Read More...
February 19, 2012 by admin
Caron Atlas, Project Director and Editor. 2011, 200 pages, Arts and Democracy Project, Brooklyn, New York Bridge Conversations is an inspiring collection of interviews, dialogues, and essays with artists, arts administrators, activists, and politicians using the arts to build, reflect, and improve community. It is thoughtfully constructed and inclusive in those selected to participate, their topics, and their approaches. Read More...
February 17, 2012 by admin
Strategies for funding individual artists can often resemble the principles and policies of trickle-down economics. Grants to arts organizations secure the physical plant and operations of those organizations, allowing them to offer artists the opportunity to present their work, to be seen and heard — at which point the obligation to the artists is fulfilled. This model does not acknowledge that artists and the things they make defy supply-and-demand economics. Read More...
January 12, 2012 by Anonymous

The GIA Support for Individual Artists Group Steering Committee completed its case statement advocating for support of individual artists, now posted on the GIA website. It forms the cornerstone of an article that will appear in the winter issue of the GIA Reader. The Steering Committee will use various strategies for disseminating this statement and advocating for its message.

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April 10, 2011 by admin

Grantmakers interested in support for individual artists and in arts and social justice will have a special opportunity to meet together for a preconference day on October 9 in San Francisco, part of the 2011 Grantmakers in the Arts conference. It promises to be a full and vibrant day. Members of the Steering Committee will propose sessions within the main conference track and plenary/keynote speakers that will address support for individual artists.

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July 25, 2011 by admin

The GIA Individual Artists Group Steering Committee is developing a case statement advocating for support of artists, based in part upon survey data collected from GIA members who have programs of support, direct and indirect, for individual artists. A draft statement will be the subject of a salon session and discussion during the annual conference in San Francisco this October. The Group will use various strategies for disseminating this statement and advocating for its message.

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November 14, 2011 by admin
It’s past midnight and the boy holds a flashlight steady in one hand while the other moves carefully on paper as he sits engrossed by the images laid out in the center of the book. He’s trying to get the curve of the tongue down just so before the tip of his pencil wears out to a blunt gray wash. When he’s got the tongue down, he faces a network of laces and eyeholes that suddenly appear to be too much a thicket of detail for his now quickly dropping lids. Read More...
September 24, 2011 by admin
2011, 95 pages. Artspace Projects, 250 Third Avenue North Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55401, (612) 333-9012, http://www.artspace.org/. Download:    How Art Spaces Matter II (5.5Mb) Read More...
September 24, 2011 by admin
2010, 123 pages. Artspace Projects, 250 Third Avenue North Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55401, (612) 333-9012, http://www.artspace.org/. Download:    How Artist Space Matters (3.2Mb) Read More...