Carmen Graciela Díaz's Blog

Posted on June 14, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A grassroots initiative designed to support small local organizations and block associations was recently launched by Bronx Council on the Arts to increase attendance to the neighborhood's block parties and single block festivals.

Posted on June 13, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In a recent article that tackles gentrification and creative placemaking, Next City features three programs that, as James A. Anderson writes, activate community networks and help artists and residents lay down economic roots.

Posted on June 12, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A blog post in Alliance magazine makes the case for investing in community-owned solutions and "pursue a paradigm shift to match peoples’ climate actions in the philanthropy sector."

Posted on June 11, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

South Arts launched a program that seeks to provide significant support to projects that harness the power of “Arts & …”.

Posted on June 5, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Invisible Histories Project (iHP) is a non-profit based in Birmingham, Alabama with a mission to collect and preserve the material history of the Queer South.

Posted on June 4, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"Artists contribute artistically, economically, socially, and culturally within our communities. By engaging public consciousness and discourse, artists can and do catalyze social change," writes Vickie Benson, McKnight Foundation's Arts program director, as she prepares to step down from the foundation at the end of June.

Posted on June 1, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

For the month of June, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by Peter Kiewit Foundation.

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"Unsung heroes, school music teachers create magic every day. They deserve our undying gratitude." A post celebrates the school music teacher and the importance of this figure in an integral arts education.

Posted on May 29, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Zuni Youth Enrichment Project (ZYEP) is a nonprofit organization committed to providing healthy summers and futures for Zuni children in New Mexico. In a three-part series of articles, Indian Giver tells the story of ZYEP "and how it has fostered relationships and leveraged funding to grow from hosting one small camp to becoming an artistic landmark and a formal hub for the Zuni artist community."

Posted on May 28, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, was named the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, effective June 16.