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Posted on August 2, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $3.5 million grant to Northwestern University's Center for the Scientific Studies in the Arts, a collaborative partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago to investigate and conserve art. The center has worked to uncover hidden details in paintings by Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, Georgia O’Keeffe, and László Moholy-Nagy.

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"Racial equity isn't something we do because it's a nice thing to do. It's the core issue out of which everything else we do flows." La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of W.K. Kellogg Foundation, shared that idea in an interview, in which she emphasized how racial equity is a crucial part of the transformation needed to improve the United States.

Posted on August 1, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

For the month of August, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by the Walton Family Foundation.

Posted on July 30, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"Why do you need a cultural equity statement?" "Isn’t a mission statement enough?" Those are the questions Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, executive director of the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA), used to introduce a post in which she lays out how and why QCA developed its cultural equity statement.

Posted on July 26, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A new report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), titled Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations, shares nonprofit leaders’ views on their diversity pursuits, how their foundation funders are interacting with or supporting them in this area, and how foundations are involved in the diversity efforts of grantees.

Posted on July 25, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Ten months after Hurricane Maria's devastation in Puerto Rico, Lin Manuel Miranda, award-winning composer, lyricist, and actor, his family, and Jeffrey Seller, producer of the Broadway hit Hamilton, have partnered with the Flamboyan Foundation to create the Flamboyan Arts Fund, as an effort to preserve the arts in the island.

Posted on July 23, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announced it will award $3.6 million to 42 cultural organizations as part of its spring 2018 grant cycle.

Posted on July 20, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Remember her name. After anonymously giving $5.5 million to other female artists over the last 22 years, Susan Unterberg, the benefactor behind that effort, has revealed her identity through a The New York Times piece.

Posted on July 18, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), proposing funding cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by $23 million each was defeated on Wednesday by a vote of 114 to 297.

Posted on July 18, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The House Rules Committee green-lighted on Monday an amendment sponsored by Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), which would cut funding to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by $23 million each – a 15% cut to each agency, alerted Americans for the Arts.