GIA Blog

Posted on February 1, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

For the month of February, GIA’s photo banner features organizations supported by Sonos. Founded in 2002 in Santa Barbara, Sonos is a global technology company that makes wireless speakers.

Posted on January 30, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Wallace Foundation recently commissioned a report that points to 88 studies of arts education approaches eligible for federal education funding under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)'s standards of evidence.

Posted on January 28, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Funders supporting legacy institutions that use the arts to address social challenges and promote access across historically underserved populations is the topic of an article last year addressing the partnership between the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust and New York City organizations to explore how arts organizations can better serve diverse communities.

Posted on January 28, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

St. Louis’ new Equity Indicators Project responds to "a call to action for a racial equity benchmarking process" that seeks to quantify the state of racial equity in the city and measure progress over time, as the project's page states.

Posted on January 25, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) reopened January 28, after being closed and their federal workers furloughed since the government shutdown began Dec. 22, reported The Washington Post.

Posted on January 24, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Catalyst Fund, a pilot program of annual grants to adult and youth orchestras that aims to advance their understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and to foster effective EDI practices, was recently launched by the League of American Orchestras.

Posted on January 23, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"#Occupy; #BlackLivesMatter, #TimesUp – hands up if you are familiar with these movements. Le Balai Citoyen, Lucha, Y’en a Marre or Abahlali baseMjondolo. How many have heard of these?" Halima Mahomed, an independent philanthropy consultant, begins that way an article in Alliance Magazine in which she wagers that "unless you're directly involved in funding in their geographies," you won't know about them.

Posted on January 22, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

“Facing Change: Advancing Museum Board Diversity & Inclusion” is a newly released national initiative launched by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) to diversify museum boards and leadership.

Posted on January 18, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In data, "many untold stories and futures are nestled between rows, columns, formulas, and colors on a spreadsheet," writes in a recent post Adriana Gallego, chief operating officer of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC). In this piece she says how patterns remind her of how impactful Latinx communities are.

Posted on January 17, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

“Philanthropy hasn’t done a lot for poetry,” said Elizabeth Alexander, poet and president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to The New York Times. Her words are a strong reminder of how underfunded is poetry. But this week, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced that it awarded $2.2 million to the Academy of American Poets.