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Posted on July 11, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

At a time when reparations are subject of debate, the organizers of an Afrofuturist music festival in Detroit neighborhood that will take place in August charged white people twice as much to attend. A backlash followed, as media outlets like The Washington Post reported.

Posted on July 10, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) has added new urgency to the question of what is the future of charitable giving by individuals in the United States," states a post by Randy I. Cohen, of Americans for the Arts, and Patrick Rooney, of Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Posted on July 8, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Drawings by migrant children, released recently by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), depict how the children interpret conditions inside Border Patrol detention facilities, as media outlets like Time and Hyperallergic reported.

Posted on July 8, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Seven leaders from across the United States were recently named Knight Public Spaces Fellows, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to advance the creation of public spaces that strengthen community engagement and connection, according to the press release.

Posted on July 5, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Museums embracing sustainable investing: an article in Artsy by Anna Raginskaya, a financial advisor with the Blue Rider Group at Morgan Stanley, makes that case saying, "As endowed organizations, museums have a powerful voice that can parallel the stories told within their galleries."

Posted on July 1, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Souls Grown Deep Community Partnership (SGDCP), the sister organization to Souls Grown Deep Foundation, recently announced that it is committing $1 million to impact investments as part of Upstart 2.0, an initiative led by Upstart Co-Lab.

Posted on July 1, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

For the month of July, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by Wyncote Foundation.

Posted on June 28, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s latest annual report, foundation President Elizabeth Alexander explains how the foundation works to support arts and humanities projects that advance a better world.

Posted on June 28, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s latest annual report, foundation President Elizabeth Alexander explains how the foundation works to support arts and humanities projects that advance a better world. Alexander writes that it is her aim to help Mellon adopt “a broader programmatic lens” and play “an even greater leadership role in higher education and the humanities” considering our rapidly changing … Continue reading Elizabeth Alexander, Mellon Foundation President, Reflects on Centering Community and Taking Diversity as a Value

Posted on June 24, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A "free people's university," the University of Orange in New Jersey, emphasizes civic participation and its free courses range from music theory to urban planning to empower the residents of the city of Orange, as Next City reports.