What We're Reading: "Why centering racial equity is necessary for achieving Barr’s Arts & Creativity program goals"
E. San San Wong, Barr Foundation program director and GIA Board of Directors alumni, wrote recently a piece on why centering racial equity is necessary for achieving Barr’s Arts & Creativity program goals.
In this post she describes where the Barr Foundation is headed in its intentions to integrate racial equity more explicitly across its strategies. She also mentions the recent "Solidarity Not Charity" report commissioned by Grantmakers in the Arts.
To further investigate this line of economic systems change, Barr, Hewlett and Rainin foundations supported Grantmakers in the Arts to explore how the grantmaking community can support culture-workers and artists through an increasingly just economy. Earlier this year, Grantmakers in the Arts released Solidarity Not Charity: Arts & Culture Grantmaking in the Solidarity Economy, a commissioned report and interactive website that provides an overview of the Solidarity Economy, culture-workers’ role in it, and what grantmakers may do to support it through recommendations and an action checklist.