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Posted on October 21, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Mosaic Network and Fund Funder Learning Intensive 2021-2022, a one-year online learning intensive aimed at supporting a cohort of up to 100 New York City-based arts funders in their efforts to normalize racial justice concepts and implement racial equity practices at their organizations, is seeking participants.

Posted on October 18, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) released three research studies exploring policies, programs, and funding practices to improve equity and accessibility in state arts agencies' work.

Posted on October 18, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A recent piece at The Nation explores this question, "Can philanthropy decolonize?". Author Tim Schwab states in this piece that "only if wealthy donors grapple with the difference between giving away money and actually sharing power."

Posted on October 14, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Hyperallergic writes about the Creative Economy Revitalization Act (CERA), a new bipartisan bill in Congress that proposes a $300 million federal grants and commissions program for art workers. "The act is a joint effort between hundreds of cultural organizations to stimulate the creative economy through public art projects across the United States," states the article.

Posted on October 14, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Joan Mitchell Foundation recently announced the inaugural recipients of the new Joan Mitchell Fellowship, which annually awards 15 artists working in the evolving fields of painting and sculpture with $60,000 each in unrestricted funds, distributed over a five-year period.

Posted on October 8, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture announced artist and community organizer Patrisse Cullors has joined its Arts Commission, the LA County Board of Supervisors’ longstanding advisory body for the arts.

Posted on October 7, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Ted Russell, chair of Grantmakers in the Arts and director of arts strategy and ventures at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, has been named SMU DataArts' third Nasher Haemisegger Fellow.

Posted on October 4, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Center for Story-Based Strategy (CSS) recently published a piece by Lenina Nadal with a question for artists, rebels, activists, nonprofit workers, propagandists, creators, makers, innovators, practitioners, organizers and trainers: "How did you wake up your radical imagination today?"

Posted on October 4, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Justin Laing reflects on the methodology and reflections on the experience of leading an evaluation of an arts diversity initiative in which a funder was evaluating the impact of a multi-year initiative intended to help arts organizations. "All but one of the organizations was predominantly White American led. I collaborated with the participants to define key questions, data collection, and data interpretation and applied Critical Race/Critical Pedagogy/socialist frameworks."

Posted on October 4, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The newly released Monument Lab’s audit of the United States' commemorative landscape, in partnership with the Mellon Foundation, answers important questions like: "Who are the 50 individuals most frequently represented by a public monument in the US? What percentage of those 50 are white and male? How many are women? And what are the dynamics that helped shape who is—and who is not—on that list?".