GIA Blog

Posted on April 3, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The promotion of diversity and equity in the cultural workforce is the driver for the CreateNYC: Leadership Accelerator, a pilot program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) that recently announced an open call for applicants. The program's curriculum was designed by the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) and the CUNY Creative Arts Team and is available for 25 mid-level professionals that work in any area of the cultural sector.

Posted on April 2, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The devastating impact of Hurricane Maria upon Puerto Rico in September 2017 has left despair and many questions on how to rebuild its infrastructure and also its people's future. Philanthropy and the work of nonprofits are a growing part of this ongoing conversation, rethinking the island’s daily dynamics.

Posted on April 1, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

For the month of April, GIA's photo banner features work supported by the Rhode Island Foundation.

The Rhode Island Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest community foundations, has focused its grantmaking in the arts on audience engagement, arts learning, and building the capacity of ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) organizations.

Posted on March 28, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Suddenly, a cash grant changes everything. Through illustrative examples of artists who have received considerable cash grants and the experiences of foundations that give them, a recent New York Times article tackles how getting a substantial cash grant can alter most artists' lives and the questions that come after awards of this kind.

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Alex Nock

This past Wednesday, Congress finally released its funding bill for the current fiscal year (FY) 2018. This bill was voted upon by the House and Senate and on Friday it was signed into law by President Trump. There is good news within the bill for the larger arts community and for all our collective work to advance arts education.

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) recently announced the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania became a W.A.G.E. Certified museum. This certification was initiated with the understanding that the nonprofit sector has not been capable of regulating itself historically, nor has there been evidence of substantial change in present efforts, explains the organization.

Posted on March 26, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Grantmakers in the Arts is pleased to announce 8 new members from across the nation, and a new co-chair, to the Support for Individual Artists Committee.

Posted on March 22, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Despite the Trump Administration’s 2019 budget request that proposes the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), among other cultural agencies, federal funding for the arts increased as congressional leaders reached a tentative agreement Wednesday night on a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill.

Posted on March 20, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Memphis Music Initiative (MMI), dedicated to broaden and strengthen existing music engagement offerings in and out of schools and supporting youth-centered, community-based music spaces, released a new study that looks at the landscape of equity in arts funding alongside patterns of exclusionary funding practices which all too regularly confront black and brown arts organizations.

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The arts community mourns the loss of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter of New York, who died Friday in Washington, D.C. She was 88.

"Louise has been a champion of the arts for decades and our organization and its members are profoundly saddened, but still spirited in her honor and grateful for all she has given in service to her constituents at home and nationwide through her passionate support for the value of the arts and arts education," said Americans for the Arts President Robert Lynch in a statement.