Online Forum on Equity in Arts Funding


   Forum on Equity in Arts Funding (1.6 Mb)

Grantmakers in the Arts designed the Forum to expand the dialogue around funding equity in the arts and to encourage a response to the systemic issues of equity identified during sessions at the recent GIA national conference and in Fusing Arts, Culture and Social Change, a 2011 report published by the National Committee on Responsive Philanthropy. The voices included in this dialogue represent an exciting cross section of the country’s arts funding, service, and equity thought leaders:

  • Mario Garcia Durham, president and CEO, Association of Performing Arts Presenters
  • Roberto Bedoya, executive director, Tucson Pima Arts Council
  • F. Javier Torres, senior program officer for arts and culture, The Boston Foundation
  • MK Wegmann, president and CEO, National Performance Network
  • Jesse Rosen, president & CEO, League of American Orchestras
  • Aaron Dorfman, executive director, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
  • Marta Moreno Vega, president and founder, The Carribean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute; adjunct professor, arts and public policy, Tisch School for the Arts, New York University
  • Judi Jennings, executive director, Kentucky Foundation for Women
  • Justin Laing, program officer, Arts & Culture Program, The Heinz Endowments
  • Barbara Schaffer Bacon, co-director, Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts
  • Maria Rosario Jackson, senior research associate, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Holly Sidford, president, Helicon Collaborative
  • Carol Bebelle, co-founder and executive director, Ashe Cultural Arts Center
  • Ken Grossinger, chairman, CrossCurrents Foundation
  • Jonathan Herman, executive director, National Guild for Community Arts Education
  • Lisa Cremin, director, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  • Lynn Stern, program officer for Thriving Cultures, Surdna Foundation
  • Teresa Eyring, executive director, Theatre Communications Group, Inc.
  • William Cleveland, director, Center for the Study of Art & Community
  • John McGuirk, program director, Performing Arts Program, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation