Support for Individual Artists

GIA members have been working together to promote and improve funding for individual artists for over 20 years. The Support for Individual Artists Committee has been one of the most active groups of funders within GIA. Over the years, the committee has been an incubator for such projects as a scan of scholarly research on artist support, a visual timeline outlining the history of artist support funding, major publications, and programs, and the development of a national taxonomy for reporting data on support for individual artists. The committee continues to advise, inspire, and inform GIA’s thought leadership and programming in support for individual artists.

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March 21, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
"The Artist as Problem Solver II: Building the Capacity of Artists & Cultural Workers as Civic Leaders" is the theme of the Joyce Foundation’s Creative Placekeeping & Placemaking Summit in Cleveland from March 21 to 22. Read More...
March 14, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
A post in Medium points out "artists and governments have a future together," reflecting on how a group of residents had gathered together to brainstorm for a community garden and sculpture project following the call of artist Carolyn Lewenberg. Read More...
February 19, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
"Artists are used to dancing in the complexity. We like to make something where nothing exists; to explore new language around a struggle; to listen profoundly; to create new ways to see the world. Why not put artists in problem-solving roles?" Read More...
January 3, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
"We’re creative, we’re affordable, and you can help us stay that way." That is Des Moines' pitch to artists as Iowa's capital grows, according to an article in City Lab. Read More...
December 20, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI)'s AmbitioUS is an initiative designed to act as an experimental arm of the artist-support sector. Read More...
December 17, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announced the expansion of its Regional Regranting Program to Cleveland and Denver where it will be administered by the non-profit arts organizations SPACES and RedLine respectively. Baltimore’s program, The Grit Fund (TGF), will come back on line after a one-year hiatus under the new administration of Baltimore Arts Realty Corp (BARCO). Read More...
October 29, 2018 by admin
At the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, we are grateful every day for teaching artists.Read More...
August 9, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Sustainable Arts Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018 Awards. Visual artists and writers with children are invited to apply.

Twenty (20) awards of $5,000 each will be offered, and at least half of which will go to applicants of color.

Deadline: August 31, 2018, 5pm Eastern time.

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July 20, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Remember her name. After anonymously giving $5.5 million to other female artists over the last 22 years, Susan Unterberg, the benefactor behind that effort, has revealed her identity through a The New York Times piece. Read More...
March 26, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Grantmakers in the Arts is pleased to announce 8 new members from across the nation, and a new co-chair, to the Support for Individual Artists Committee. Read More...