GIA Blog

Posted on April 19, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The U.S. spends more than $80 billion each year on prison systems and incarceration, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). By the close of 2010, America had more than 2.2 million people behind bars in state, local, and federal prisons, reports ACLU.

Through the Art for Justice Fund, an initiative that aims to reform the criminal justice system, the Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors launched a writing fellowship - supporting PEN America - to address issues of mass incarceration.

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

New Orleans will be the meeting point for dozens of funders at the EDGE Funders Alliance Conference, which will take place from April 17 - 20 to discuss ideas around their commitment to global social change philanthropy.

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"What does culture have to do with sustainability?" A report by Helicon Collaborative, commissioned by ArtPlace, begins with this question to make the case for how place-based arts and cultural interventions, or “creative placemaking,” advance sustainability outcomes in the context of community development.

Posted on April 12, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation has been awarded a new five-year grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, extending a partnership that has supported Chicago’s smallest arts and culture organizations for almost two decades.

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) and funder collaboratives have demonstrated flexibility, agility, and a willingness to collaborate in the evolving political environment that has unfolded since the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a new report that tackles the impact of the current landscape on the field through interviews with more than 20 leaders.

Posted on April 9, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

“What could a great place sound like?” That's the question that the nonprofit organization Project for Public Spaces (PPS) asked in an article to discuss a program by Chamber Music America (CMA) that provides a distinct take on creative placemaking specifically through music in place.

Posted on April 6, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In addition to racial equity, the ongoing conversation about board diversity should consider age and socio-economic status, according to a recent post by Barry Hessenius, author of the nonprofit arts Barry’s Blog.

Posted on April 5, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Beyond its significant impact in Hollywood, sports, journalism, and other fields, the #MeToo movement is also influencing funders, donors, and portfolio investing decisions, an article by The New York Times reveals.

Posted on April 3, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The promotion of diversity and equity in the cultural workforce is the driver for the CreateNYC: Leadership Accelerator, a pilot program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) that recently announced an open call for applicants. The program's curriculum was designed by the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) and the CUNY Creative Arts Team and is available for 25 mid-level professionals that work in any area of the cultural sector.

Posted on April 2, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The devastating impact of Hurricane Maria upon Puerto Rico in September 2017 has left despair and many questions on how to rebuild its infrastructure and also its people's future. Philanthropy and the work of nonprofits are a growing part of this ongoing conversation, rethinking the island’s daily dynamics.