For the month of October, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by The CIRI Foundation.
Trish Adobea Tchume writes in Nonprofit Wakanda about four frameworks for living liberation "everywhere I am and everywhere I go": transformative organizing, just transition, creating liberated zones, and "making myself 'Politically at home'”.
As part of The Redford Center's investments in storytelling strategies that respond to the urgency of today’s crises, the center introduced a new category of impact grants as part of their expanded grantmaking strategy.
Rooted in Vibrant Communities (RVC) will host a webinar on October 21 about equitable grantmaking and steps grantmakers can take to meaningfully address systemic injustice and turn their goals and values into actionable strategies.
As the summer wanes and the fall season marks its arrival, and with it the start of many municipal budget cycles, Grantmakers in the Arts is presenting an overview of an important change made by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) that will have a significant impact on fiscal year 2020 financial reporting.
This post is part of the series, Future of the Field: Cross-Sector Creative Placemaking Series.
When I think about the current state of creative placemaking, I worry about the professionalization of the field. Because I am learning that resources are being diverted from practitioners and communities to professionals and institutions.
A blog post published by the Wallace Foundation explains "Five Things State and District Leaders Need to Know Now" about the American Rescue Plan, the federal government’s third major COVID-19 relief bill that "provides nearly $2 trillion to support the nation’s efforts to reopen and recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Included is more than $126 billion for K-12 schools and additional funding for early childhood and higher education."
A new toolkit, "The Arts Organizations at a Crossroads Toolkit: Managing transitions and preserving assets," published by the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER), seeks to guide arts leaders through significant transitions they are likely to face during their organization’s life: structural shifts, loss of key staff/leadership, and creation of artistic and physical assets which deserve preserving.
A Hyperallergic article discusses how Julia Weist, one of four 2019–2020 New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs's Public Artists in Residence, was paired with the Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) and in doing so, "she dedicated herself to parsing the relationship between the city and its artists as documented in these vast municipal archives."
A recent article in Next City discusses how residents of Grand Marais, Minnesota "faced the loss of their only major highway due to necessary but disruptive construction" and how "seeking ways to support the residents during this disruptive process, the local government brought in artist Amanda Lovelee to turn the project into something productive for the community.