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Posted on May 7, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Response/ABILITY, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC) annual convening, will center conversations on funding trends, equity issues, and how to meet the challenges currently facing the arts.

Posted on May 4, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In Chicago, at last month's PolicyLink Equity Summit, a tour of the city focused on how local journalism provides a voice to the equity agenda. In a recent piece, Nonprofit Quarterly highlights some examples that showcase the importance of investing in journalism and the power news stories have to advance conversations about and actions toward.

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In partnership with 15 Massachusetts arts organizations, the Barr Foundation has announced a $30 million, six-year initiative to amplify the organizations’ leadership to nurture more culturally vibrant communities.

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In times when the conversation on how rent increases impact artists and communities' ties with their history, a post by the Northern California Grantmakers discusses how the Kenneth Rainin Foundation has tackled the question of how to make more of its dollars to assist organizations stay put as rents rise across the Bay Area.

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

For the month of May, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by the Creative Work Fund of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.

Posted on April 30, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

This May, after five years, the art space 356 Mission in East Los Angeles will be closing its doors. But, as Nonprofit Quarterly wrote citing Hyperallergic, there were mixed reactions to the news. From artists, there was a sadness as they acknowledged the work the space has done for the arts and for its neighbors. And, with a very different reaction from community activists who “applauded the announcement as a victory against developers and the artists and galleries they see as their enablers and collaborators.”

Posted on April 27, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund (LMTIF) pledged $10 million in support of organizations using the arts to address health issues affecting New Yorkers, The New York Times reported.

Posted on April 26, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In times when it is crucial that more Latinx individuals have a say in institutions that ultimately impact their community, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP)’s Next Generation (NGen) Líderes Program is looking for 25 leaders "who want to contribute to the development of equitable philanthropy across the Americas."

Posted on April 24, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The "impact era" has more philanthropists framing their investments in decisions focused on having deeper social impact. According to a new piece in Forbes, this shift can be understood in relation to other impact-focused enterprises, and nonprofits are learning to refocus their strategies to maximize that impact.

Posted on April 24, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Drue Heinz, a cultural philanthropist and publisher of The Paris Review, died on March 30 of this year, and reflecting on her life evokes a career in favor of culture and the arts.