GIA Blog

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Starting as a three-year pilot program and with partners in Australia, Canada, and the US, the Global First Nations Performance Network was recently launched during the First Nations Dialogues Lenapehoking/New York, a series of events that took place January 5-12 highlighting Indigenous performers.

Posted on January 14, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, submitted last week a 2019-20 budget proposal to the Legislature that includes an ongoing $10 million increased general fund allocation for the California Arts Council, California's state arts agency.

Posted on January 11, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Calling out equity explicitly, the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) became the first city department to officially adopt a racial equity statement and plan following a unanimous vote this week by its board, reported KQED.

Posted on January 10, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A white paper released by Kresge Foundation explores creative placemaking initiatives and the assessment of community development strategies. The latest white paper on creative placemaking, penned by Maria Rosario Jackson, makes the case on how the field could benefit from a more nuanced understanding of the roots of urban inequality, and improved ways of tracking change in communities.

Posted on January 8, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

More community college students in the Northeast Ohio region will have a path to complete a bachelor's degree at Case Western Reserve University or an associate’s degree at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), thanks to a $2 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, reported Crain's Cleveland.

Posted on January 7, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Mimi Levitt, a respected patron of the arts and historic conservation, died on January 6 of natural causes at her home in New York. Levitt believed in the arts as a source for positive social change and left a lasting legacy of generosity and service to the causes she supported, informed the Levitt Foundation. She was 97.

Posted on January 3, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"We’re creative, we’re affordable, and you can help us stay that way." That is Des Moines' pitch to artists as Iowa's capital grows, according to an article in City Lab.

Posted on January 3, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A new report by the Education Commission of the States delves into education policy areas where arts in education leaders and stakeholders can expand opportunities to engage the arts in policy solutions.

Posted on January 2, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

As we welcome 2019, ideas around a more just and fair philanthropic field are inevitable. Dana Kawaoka-Chen, executive director for Justice Funders, says "we need a just transition in philanthropy that redistributes wealth, democratizes power, and shifts economic control to communities. In other words, we must transform our relationship to capital and to our communities."

Posted on December 21, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

More foundations are choosing to operate within a limited lifespan. For The Atlantic Philanthropies, "the commitment in 2002 to close its doors by 2020 reflected founder Chuck Feeney’s Giving While Living approach to philanthropy and his desire for the foundation’s funds to achieve maximum impact within that time frame and beyond."