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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.

Posted on April 1, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

For the month of April, GIA's photo banner features work supported by the Rhode Island Foundation.

The Rhode Island Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest community foundations, has focused its grantmaking in the arts on audience engagement, arts learning, and building the capacity of ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) organizations.

Posted on March 28, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Suddenly, a cash grant changes everything. Through illustrative examples of artists who have received considerable cash grants and the experiences of foundations that give them, a recent New York Times article tackles how getting a substantial cash grant can alter most artists' lives and the questions that come after awards of this kind.

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Alex Nock

This past Wednesday, Congress finally released its funding bill for the current fiscal year (FY) 2018. This bill was voted upon by the House and Senate and on Friday it was signed into law by President Trump. There is good news within the bill for the larger arts community and for all our collective work to advance arts education.