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Posted on July 17, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) takes pride in its "disruptive philanthropy," a practice of "conscious giving" and a model that starts "with the understanding that institutional and structural racism shapes (arts) funding and produces inequities in resources and opportunities."

Posted on July 16, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street recently announced the new Joan Ganz Cooney Fund for Vulnerable Children, which will support Sesame Street in Communities, an initiative that helps caregivers and community service providers give children a strong and healthy start.

Posted on July 12, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Organizations from the public, private, and philanthropic sectors announced recently the Racial Equity Here commitment, an effort to dismantle structural racism in America. Recognizing the need to collectively tackle growing racial disparities, these institutions invite others to join them in taking clear steps to prioritize racial equity in their work.

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Meow Wolf is an arts and entertainment group that is attracting audiences of all ages in its immersive art world.

Posted on July 9, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Arts are centered in the Radical Hope Fund, NoVo Foundation's new fund focused on social justice. The NoVo Foundation announced recently $34 million in grants to 19 organizations doing transformative social justice work in the United States and around the world.

Posted on July 6, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Arts in rural places play an important role in driving the innovation that ultimately leads to economic development and rising living standards, points out an article by CityLab that tackles "the myth that urban areas are creative and rural areas are not."

Posted on July 2, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Small arts and culture organizations leverage cultural practices to lift up urgent community issues in Oakland, California, but they are facing challenges that hamper their growth, stability, and sustainability, according to a new report commissioned by Akonadi Foundation and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.

Posted on July 1, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

For the month of July, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by Fractured Atlas.

Posted on June 29, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation welcomed Brandi Stewart as its new program officer for the Arts.

Posted on June 28, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Jerry Brown, the governor of California, signed on June 27 a $139 billion state budget that includes a $44,080,000 one-time federal Title IV funding for grants enhancing arts education or expanding access to physical and mental health care in schools in fiscal year 2019.