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.

July 5, 2016 by admin
During the 1960s, a progressive liberation of the spectator from observer to active participant occurred in the visual and performing arts, which were reciprocally informed by participatory forms of social protest and performance: marches, sit-ins, riots, and so on. Dancer and choreographer Anna Halprin (née Ann Schuman, 1920–), with her San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop, was directly involved in these developments, and their experiments soon infiltrated the creative endeavors of her husband, landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916–2009). Read More...
March 4, 2016 by admin
At October’s GIA preconference “Measuring Impact and Translating Value: Support for Individual Artists,” more than six dozen funders convened to share their experiences supporting individual artists and to ponder how to gauge and communicate the results. The Jerome Foundation’s Eleanor Savage and Tucson Pima Arts Council’s Roberto Bedoya shepherded an agenda that included five artists speaking about their work and careers. Read More...
March 4, 2016 by admin
Those who can, do…and teach the arts. Bring Your Art. Bring Your Heart. Teach. I am a teaching artist. That’s why there is so much crap in my car. Read More...
March 4, 2016 by admin
I early on came to appreciate words as what I now realize are repositories of human history. — Paul West, author Read More...
March 3, 2016 by admin
Art is not magic; most artists are not all that different from other people. However, many of them developed a skill or asset that most of us haven’t: a fascination for the undercurrent in our society, in our social encounters, in our practices, in our organizations.  —  Jaap Warmenhoven, Stanford Social Innovation Review Read More...
February 5, 2016 by SuJ'n

Jennifer Rivera, mezzo soprano and blogger, writes for HuffPost:

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January 14, 2016 by admin
January 2016, 32 pages. Partners for Sacred Places, 1700 Sansom Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. (215) 567-3234. sacredplaces.org. Read More...
December 11, 2015 by cstrokosch

Artists frequently tell us the thing they need most is access to decision-makers, to connect to opportunities outside their usual networks and get past some of the myths and mysteries of how artists receive support.

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October 15, 2015 by admin
The time has come for the arts to pay overdue attention to teaching artistry. Read More...
October 12, 2015 by SuJ'n

3Arts recently announced the ten recipients of its 8th annual 3Arts Awards. The awardees were women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts and selected by national jury panels of their peers. For more information about the artists and the awards, find the full press release here. Video highlights of the Awards ceremony, including performances from by past awardees, can be found here.

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