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Posted on July 28, 2010 by GIA News

(7-28-10) Yesterday, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation announced three one-year, general operating support grants totaling more than $3.2 million. The Flint Cultural Center Corporation will receive $1.35 million, the Flint Institute of Arts $1.25 million, and the Flint Institute of Music $650,000. This round of grants marks the eighth consecutive year of general operating support, totaling more than $21 million, provided by Mott to these organizations.

From the Mott Foundation press release:

Posted on July 26, 2010 by GIA News

(7-26-10) July 25, Drake Bennett for The Boston Globe:

...Ivey has an ambitious proposition: create what he calls a “cultural EPA.” His vision is not a European-style culture ministry, but a federal agency that would make sure no one gained too much control over the nation’s cultural assets: Just as the Environmental Protection Agency was created to regulate any activity that exploited the nation’s environmental resources, so would a cultural EPA regulate activities that affect the nation’s cultural riches.

Posted on July 22, 2010 by GIA News

(7-22-10) Bad Culture caught wind of Medici's Lever via John Kreidler's GIA Guest Blog and set up an in-depth interview that you can read here.

John Kreidler will continue to discuss Medici's Lever, a web-based tool designed to model the dynamics of cultural policy in an urban environment, on his GIA-hosted blog—the first in a series of guest blogs that GIA will roll out over the course of the year. Check back often and feel free to post questions and comments.

Posted on July 22, 2010 by GIA News

(7-21-10) From the Washington Post:

In a White House where first lady Michelle Obama's relationship to the arts strives to be both rarefied and common, cerebral and pragmatic, the cultural program is dictated by tradition, personal life story... and an unabashed desire to shake things up.

Posted on July 22, 2010 by GIA News

(7-21-10) The Performing Arts Alliance reports, "According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), processing times for regularly-filed artist visa petitions will not exceed 14 days.

Posted on July 21, 2010 by GIA News

(7-21-10) From Open Society Institute:

To give a boost to New York City arts organizations hard hit by the financial crisis, the Open Society Foundations today announced $11 million in grants to support community and educational arts initiatives...

Posted on July 21, 2010 by GIA News

Surdna Foundation has released the report “A Documentation and Analysis of Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship Program (SATF): The First Decade 2000-2010” prepared by Mindy N. Levine. More from

Posted on July 21, 2010 by GIA News

Angie Kim will be leaving The Getty Foundation at the end of this week and will be joining Southern California Grantmakers (SCG) as their Director of Programs beginning August 9.

Posted on July 20, 2010 by GIA News

(7-20-10) Despite signals in 2008 that funding would end after a two-year grant period, New York arts organizations are struggling to fill gaps in their budgets created by the discontinuance of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's grantmaking program (administered by the Carnegie Corp. of New York).

Posted on July 20, 2010 by Janet

(7-20-10) This week, Grantmakers in the Arts launches its registration site for our 2010 conference in Chicago, October 17-20. This has made me think more about being “better together” and the possibilities for positive change when a community of practice meets to discuss their challenges and successes.