GIA Blog

Posted on July 30, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

After funding loss, the Alaska State Council on the Arts closed its doors Monday July 15.  In a recent communication, Grantmakers in the Arts expressed its support of Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) and encouraged the state legislature and Governor’s office to restore the agency at prior funding levels in FY 2021. With … Continue reading Grantmakers in the Arts’ Response to Alaska Arts Council Funding Veto

Posted on July 29, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Internships need more attention in organizational DEI efforts, states a recent article in Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Posted on July 29, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Executive directors/CEOs of color are leaving their positions and, as Vu Le puts it in a recent blog post, this is an "urgent issue" that "will have serious implications for our sector."

Posted on July 29, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

NYC Health + Hospitals’ Arts in Medicine program announced recently the selection of nine artists that will lead the community-based mural projects at eight hospitals across New York City. Patients, staff, and local community residents will join forces with these artists to create an integrated internal or external mural at these facilities.

Posted on July 24, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Discussing a recent piece published by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, in which 25 leaders share how "the nonprofit sector is not immune to the ills of racism," Mark Levine writes that each of those interviewed has reached a position of power and influence but still faces "the challenge of being seen as alien or different."

Posted on July 22, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Colorado Media Project (CMP) seeks to meet the information needs of Coloradans by working to strengthen Colorado’s diverse local news ecosystem, as the project's website explains. CMP is a grant-funded organization orchestrated by the University of Denver and the Gates Family Foundation, a local Colorado foundation, among others, including Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, as Nieman Lab reports.

Posted on July 22, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Eddie Torres, Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) President & CEO, wrote recently on the role of arts and culture in health, aligning with the 2019 Grantmakers in Health (GIH) annual conference on June 12-14, at which GIA presented the work of the Center for Arts in Medicine at University of Florida, The Kresge Foundation, and artist collective Harriet’s Apothecary.

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

After funding loss, the Alaska State Council on the Arts closed its doors Monday July 15, "making Alaska the only state without an arts council," as The Associated Press reported.

Posted on July 16, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Thousands participate each year in Minneapolis' Art-a-Whirl, the largest artist open studio tour in the country, according to a recent article in Next City. But a recent survey-based study on the gentrification of Northeast Minneapolis found, among other things, that “the act of creative placemaking has driven Northeast Minneapolis’ unique form of gentrification in the Twin Cities,” with Art-a-Whirl as the sign of that change, as Next City reported.

Posted on July 15, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Elizabeth Méndez Berry, Grantmakers in the Arts board member, and Chi-hui Yang make the case for the need for cultural critics of color and discuss the work of the Nathan Cummings Foundation and Ford Foundation's initiative, Critical Minded, amplifying the work of cultural critics of color, in a recent piece published in The New York Times.