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Posted on October 1, 2022 by admin

Creatives Rebuild New York, a GIA member since 2021, is a three year, $125 million investment in the financial stability of New York State Artists and the organizations that employ them. CRNY aims to catalyze systemic change in the arts and cultural economy, recognize the value of artists’ contributions, and reshape society’s understanding of artists as workers who are vital to the health of our communities. Simply put, CRNY believes that we must move beyond valuing the artistic product and begin to value the humanity of the artist. Artists need and deserve to be paid predictable and regular incomes, and local organizations likewise deserve support to employ artists within their communities.

Posted on September 1, 2022 by admin

Frey Foundation, a GIA member since 2013, is a family foundation based in Grand Rapids, Michigan that is committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals, families, organizations, and communities. Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations primarily in West and Northern Michigan for projects that enhance child development, protect natural resources, promote the arts, and build community.

Posted on August 25, 2022 by admin

Throughout this resource hub, we aim to amplify funds and resources that explicitly center Black artists, cultural communities, and experiences. Additionally, we borrow a lens from the BIPOC project1 that centers Black and Indigenous folks - whose experiences shape relationships for all ALAANA/POC people’s relationships with white supremacy culture – as another dimension of resource and financial investment intended to realize justice.

Posted on April 1, 2022 by admin

The San Antonio Area Foundation is a community foundation serving the region through grants, programs, scholarships and training aimed at closing the opportunity gap for San Antonio area residents. They are committed to trust-based philanthropy and to advancing racial equity, bringing together people, organizations, and resources to address key issues affecting diverse communities ranging from San Antonio’s densely populated urban neighborhoods — the largest Latinx-majority city in the United States — to surrounding rural areas.

Posted on March 1, 2022 by admin

For our March 2022 Member Spotlight, we feature Art Matters and their Artist2Artist program, piloted in 2021, where grant recipients — artists — act as grantmakers. There were no applications, no panel, and the Board held no veto power beyond familial conflicts of interest. This evolving horizontal model of granting was created to affirm artists’ specialized knowledge of their communities and reduce the labor typically required for artists to access funding for their practices.

Posted on February 1, 2022 by admin

The Canada Council for the Arts – Canada’s public arts funder – has a new strategic plan for 2021-26: Art, now more than ever. The plan has a strong focus on rebuilding a more just and equitable arts sector in Canada.

Posted on December 20, 2021 by admin

By David Andersson & Nicholas Mosquera

This post is part of the series, Future of the Field: Cross-Sector Creative Placemaking Series.

Posted on December 9, 2021 by admin

Grantmakers in the Arts is seeking a Communications Manager to join its team in New York, NY. Responsibilities include the development of communication plans for GIA programs and information dissemination, including coordination of information from members and national partners. Further responsibilities include oversight and promotion of GIA’s communication platforms, including website; news feed; social media; weekly member bulletin; and blogs. Full details and application are here.

Posted on November 1, 2021 by admin
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