GIA Blog

Posted on August 27, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In light of challenging times, Grant Oliphant, president of The Heinz Endowments, examines the role of the courageous leader and the power to make change happen within the philanthropic field and our own culture.

Posted on August 24, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Stories can make us connect in unsuspected ways. A piece by the Stanford Social Innovation Review makes the case for the power of stories to make, prop up, and bring down systems.

Posted on August 23, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Mellon Public Scholars Program at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), which introduces graduate students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to the intellectual and practical aspects of identifying, addressing, and collaborating with the public through their scholarship, received support for the next three years from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Posted on August 21, 2018 by Steve

The Surdna Foundation has announced that Don Chen will serve as the new president of the foundation. Chen currently leads the Just Cities and Regions team at the Ford Foundation and has been with the foundation since 2008.

Posted on August 21, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

As the term creative placemaking is increasingly known in arts and culture, community development, and urban planning, a new white paper released by Kresge Foundation explores the value of the field and what it needs to flourish.

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In light of demographic changes and disparity of staff in museums, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) recently launched a pilot internship program to engage undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds and make the staff of these institutions more diverse.

Posted on August 17, 2018 by Eddie

On Tuesday, August 21, Grantmakers in the Arts will host “Real and Not Real: The history of racialization in the United States,” a webinar by Race Forward, which will serve as foundational for future GIA Racial Equity in Arts Philanthropy workshops.

Posted on August 17, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The nation’s oldest women’s foundation, Ms. Foundation for Women, announced recently its new strategic plan, which centers its grantmaking and advocacy structure to invest intentionally in women and girls of color as a means to create social, cultural, and economic equity for all genders.

Posted on August 16, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

SMU announced the merger of its National Center for Arts Research (NCAR), a provider of evidence-based insights on the nonprofit arts and cultural industry, with DataArts, the Philadelphia-based resource for data about U.S. nonprofit arts, culture, and humanities organizations.

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) addressed recently the question, "What does it mean for funders to build power?," as more grantmakers deepen journeys to embed values of equity, diversity, and inclusion into their work.