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Posted on November 1, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

For the month of November, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by Memphis Music Initiative (MMI).

Posted on October 31, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In a recent blog post, Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), reflected on the role of the Council on Foundations (COF) and how a strong voice for foundations is needed, in Washington and with the public, "to articulate the unique role of institutional philanthropy."

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

An article on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco scans a research commissioned by ArtPlace America that had the goal of better understanding how arts and culture can help provide solutions to public health challenges that communities (especially low-income, immigrant, rural, indigenous, and communities of color) are facing across the United States.

Posted on October 29, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

LISC NYC, in partnership with Upstart Co-Lab, a national organization that connects impact investing to the creative economy, launched the NYC Inclusive Creative Economy Fund, "an opportunity for accredited investors to finance affordable, inclusive creative workspaces," states the press release.

Posted on October 27, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Nia King reports from the After Ghost Ship preconference at the 2018 GIA Conference in Oakland:

Posted on October 27, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Nia King, the third of our Oakland Conference bloggers, covered the preconference After Ghost Ship: Supporting artist-led solutions to equitable and accessible space development on Sunday, October 21. Here she opens her reporting from the preconference:

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Steve

Lara Davis reports from day 2 and day 3 of the Oakland conference:

I got up at 6:00 AM on the final day of the conference to attend a 7:30 AM session (ouch!) on Impact Investing in the Creative Economy. For most of us in the room, impacting investing was a newer concept. We were eager to learn about the diversity of resources available to build and sustain art-making endeavors through both philanthropic and investment opportunities.

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Steve

Blogger Tram Nguyen offers some of her initial takeaways following the 2018 GIA Conference in Oakland, California:

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Steve

Blogger Lara Davis reports on day one (Monday) at the GIA Conference in Oakland

Today’s post focuses primarily on young people and the arts, and artists, with a little bit of, well, everything that’s inspiring me.

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Steve

GIA Conference blogger Lara Davis turns in her initial notes on the 2018 GIA Conference in Oakland, California.

When I walk the streets of downtown Oakland to attend various conference sessions, I think of Angela Davis who wrote about art on the frontlines, cultural organizing at the intersection of art and activism – people’s art as she deemed it, as exemplified by struggles for Black liberation which have always been steeped in musical, artistic, and cultural narratives.