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Posted on January 29, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A new report examines how recent labor policies intended to improve conditions for independent workers affect arts workers. The report Arts Workers in California: Creating a More Inclusive Social Contract to Meet Arts Workers’ and Other Independent Contractors’ Needs emphasizes ''the need to reimagine employment policies for the future of artists and gig workers.''

Posted on January 28, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In a recent email, Borealis Philanthropy reflects on the first three years of the Racial Equity in Philanthropy (REP) Fund, 2020 learnings, and how their commitment to "racial equity values and practice shows up beyond the job."

Posted on January 27, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Antwaun Sargent, who for about a decade, has written about and curated exhibitions devoted to Black artists, as ArtNews reported, has been named Gagosian's new director and curator. His first show, according to The New York Times, will examine what he calls “notions of Black space.”

Posted on January 25, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Arts Activation Fund: Corona Memorials, a public-private partnership between the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and Community Partners, seeks to commission approximately 70 creative-tributes by 70 lead artists “to reflect the lifetime of a person who has died from COVID-19 by engaging the family or dearest friends of the deceased."

Posted on January 21, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

An article in The Washington Post discusses a movement of arts workers that "asserts that the arts are as foundational as farming or manufacturing" with "an aim reinforced daily by the financial devastation the coronavirus pandemic has spread throughout the nation’s creative economy."

Posted on January 20, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Miguel Cardona, President Joe Biden’s pick to become the next U.S. education secretary, "considered majoring in art education — influenced by an excellent art teacher he had," as The Hechinger Report stated recently.

Posted on January 15, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The inaugural issue of the Nonprofit Wakanda Quarterly, a quarterly publication that seeks to "provide space for Black nonprofit leaders to flex their intellectual muscles in a way that will truly move the sector forward," according to George Suttles, one of the drivers of this publication, is out.

Posted on January 15, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In an open letter, the BIPOC Executive Directors Coalition of Washington State urge funders to "double the amount of funding you release to nonprofits and ensure the additional funds are going to organizations led by and serving Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color."

Posted on January 15, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Guggenheim Museum has named Naomi Beckwith deputy director and chief curator, after Nancy Spector stepped down from that position amid charges of racism, The New York Times reported. Beckwith starts her new position in June, becoming the museum's first Black deputy director and chief curator.

Posted on January 11, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Cooperative funding may be integral to sustaining a career in the arts, as an article in Next City explores.