GIA Blog

Posted on November 30, 2023 by Jaime Sharp

From Regional Arts Organizations:

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awards thousands of grants each year to provide diverse opportunities for arts participation. However, historically underserved communities with rich and dynamic cultural identities continue to report lower arts participation rates than other groups. To address these disparities and better understand these dynamics, the NEA, in partnership with South Arts and in collaboration with the five other U.S. Regional Arts Organizations (RAOs), launched a new grant program, ArtsHERE. 

Posted on November 27, 2023 by Jaime Sharp

From The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage: When it comes to the distinctive artistic practices and creative challenges that drive today’s artists, our Pew Fellows have a wealth of insights, representing a diversity of perspectives across age, background, and creative disciplines.

Posted on November 22, 2023 by Jaime Sharp

Funders for a Ceasefire Now:

We are institutional funders, individual donors and philanthropy professionals who are heartbroken and grieving the tragic loss of life in Palestine and Israel. Between October 7 and November 19, more than 13,000 Palestinians in Gaza and 1,400 Israelis have been killed.* In Gaza, this includes over 5,500 children.  With every passing minute, we are losing more human lives - people with families and hopes, who once loved and dreamed.   

Posted on November 21, 2023 by Jaime Sharp

From The New School:

Posted on November 20, 2023 by Jaime Sharp

From National Endowment for the Arts: A new initiative from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today aims to expand access to arts participation in our country. A partnership with South Arts and in collaboration with the other five U.S. Regional Arts Organizations (RAOs), ArtsHERE will provide non-matching grant support for organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to equity within their practices and programming.

Posted on November 20, 2023 by Jaime Sharp

From Native Americans in Philanthropy: On November 21, at 1:00 pm (ET), join our moderator, Stephine “Steph” Poston (Pueblo of Sandia), NAP’s Chief Executive Officer, Erik R. Stegman (Carry the Kettle First Nation - Nakoda), along with esteemed NAP Partners, Lisa Jaguzny from Biodiversity Funders Group and Shannon Rudisill from Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, as they engage in a discussion on the significance of partnering across the field and how cross-sector collaboration can revolutionize the future landscape of philanthropy.

Posted on November 20, 2023 by Jaime Sharp

The US Department of Arts and Culture isn’t a real federal agency, but as the placeholder until the government actually makes one, we call on all colleagues in federal government, campaign staffers, and federal contractors to urge President Biden to demand an immediate ceasefire to end the genocide in Gaza.

Posted on November 20, 2023 by Jaime Sharp

Upstart Co-Lab connects capital to creative people who make a profit and make a difference. See what we see: the extraordinary talent, energy and potential of entrepreneurs and fund managers working in the creative economy to drive deep social impact, and the impact investors who are backing them.

Watch the full video here.