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Posted on January 18, 2011 by GIA News

(1-18-2011) The National Capitalization Project continues to generate much-needed debate. Here is a quick listing of blog posts:

Posted on January 17, 2011 by GIA News

(1-17-2011) R. Philip Hanes, Jr., passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Hospice in Winston-Salem at age 84. From the News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C.:

A founder of the American Arts Council movement, Phil served on the boards of more than 50 national, state, and local arts agencies, most notably as a founding member of the National Council on the Arts and as founder and first chairman of the North Carolina Arts Council. He established the nation’s first arts council in Winston-Salem.
Posted on January 17, 2011 by GIA News

(1-17-2011) A message from Roberto Bedoya, Executive Director of the Tucson Pima Arts Council:

The Tucson Pima Arts Council believes that a healthy and robust democracy embraces political and cultural differences, and supports the multiplicity of world views that enrich our society and county.
Posted on January 16, 2011 by GIA News

(1-16-2011) City Journal, the quarterly publication of The Manhattan Institute, has published a review of Generosity Unbound: How American Philanthropy Can Strengthen the Economy and Expand the Middle Class, a book published last Fall and authored by Claire Gaudiani.

Posted on January 13, 2011 by Tommer

Ellen Stewart, the founder, artistic director and de facto producer of La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, a multicultural hive of avant-garde drama and performance art in New York for almost half a century, died Thursday in Manhattan. She was 91.

Posted on January 13, 2011 by GIA News

(1-13-2011) La Mama Experimental Theater Company founder Ellen Stewart passed away today at age 91. Brava Ellen!

Read more about Ellen here, here, and here.

Posted on January 13, 2011 by GIA News

(1-13-2011) Susan Josephs for the Los Angeles Times:

Since launching the controversial yet successful dance event in 2005, Israeli-born choreographer [Neta Pulvermacher] has watched her brainchild grow from a New York City happening into a national franchise produced by the Joyce Theater Foundation with support from The Boeing Company.

Posted on January 12, 2011 by GIA News

(1-12-2011) The National Endowment for the Arts announced today 15 not-for-profit organizations will receive grants totaling $250,000 to bring outstanding jazz musicians, writers, producers, and scholars to communities across the nation through NEA Jazz Masters Live. In cooperation with Arts Midwest, these NEA Jazz Masters Live grants support performance and educational activities featuring NEA Jazz Masters, recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz.

Posted on January 11, 2011 by GIA News

(1-11-2011) András Szántó identifies artist-endowed foundations as the "sleeping giant of philanthropy" in an Art Newspaper article inspired by the findings of The Aspen Institute's recent two-volume report The Artist as Philanthropist: Strengthening the Next Generation of Artist-Endowed Foundations.

Posted on January 10, 2011 by GIA News

(1-10-2011) A program of the Jerome Robbins Foundation, New Essential Works was created in fall of 2009 as a response to the financial crisis and the prospect of "a lost period of choreography." Frequently partnering with performance centers, the Foundation awards grants from $10,000 to $35,000 to choreographers. There are no grant applications and specific works-in-progress are not required. Instead, foundation staff, sometimes in collaboration with the partner organizations, select individuals according to artistic merit and relevance.