In the first of a series of essays celebrating the tenth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program, Our Town, Lyz Crane, deputy director of ArtPlace America, reflects on the power of arts and culture to transform community development and how "artists keep, make, and transform meaning".
The Mosaic Network and Fund in The New York Community Trust, a collaboration between 19 foundations, recently committed $4.5 million to fund 27 arts groups that are led by, created for, and accountable to African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) people.
The California Arts Council announced its new Innovations + Intersections pilot grant program, which seeks to serve as "a resource for nonprofits statewide to implement creative strategies that take on urgent community needs crossing the technology and health sectors," according to a press release.
VIBE Collective, a network of artists in the intersection of art, culture, and education that "seek to create spaces for community transformation and healing," shares a list of ways to partner with community artists.
Two fellowships at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, are among a group of grants supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that address the need for greater diversity in the museum world and work to provide more space to Native American professionals, a blog post states.
"Are you ready to overcome built-in systemic injustices to catalyze transformational lasting change in our communities?" That's the question the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE) poses as it presents its new "Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens: A Practical Guide."
For the month of February, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by Montana Arts Council.
As we begin a year in which a federal election will take place, we at Grantmakers in the Arts would like to encourage all of us to advocate for our field, our artists, our communities, this year and every year.
Advocacy is the act of informing the public and government officials – including elected legislators, appointed executives, and hired government workers – about an issue. This can include educating public officials about the beneficial effects public support for the arts has had on the constituents and the communities they represent.
Philanthropists and collectors Bridgitt Evans and Charlotte Wagner have joined forces to support small cultural organizations “beyond the art world’s power centers,” as Artsy recently reported.
The fire that broke Thursday night at a building in Chinatown where the Museum of Chinese in America stored most of its acquisitions, destroyed much of the institution's archive, officials said on Friday evening, as media outlets like The New York Times reported.