Arts and Community Development

June 11, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
South Arts launched a program that seeks to provide significant support to projects that harness the power of “Arts & …”. Read More...
May 22, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In an audio recording from the Haas Institute for Fair and Inclusive Society’s Blueprint for Belonging project, an interview called “The Battle of the Narratives: Organizing for Transformative Change,” shed light on issues facing 21st century social justice movements. Read More...
May 13, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
With the goal of helping underserved communities, R&B singer Khalid launched The Great Khalid Foundation, a music and fine arts organization in his hometown of El Paso, Texas, Rolling Stone reported. Read More...
April 29, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In response to the "philanthropic neglect of rural, small city and suburban communities in the region," The Heartland Fund, a donor collaborative housed at the Windward Fund, was launched in 2018 by the Franciscan Sisters of Mercy and the Wallace Global Fund, according to a piece in the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Read More...
April 29, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
“Imagine a monument for today, for your city, for your community.” That's the question “New Monuments for New Cities,” a public art project, asked local artists when encouraging them to create proposals (in the form of posters) for new monuments. Houston, Austin, Chicago, Toronto, and New York City will produce an exhibition of the resulting 25 artworks specific to their site, as ArtNews reports. Read More...
April 24, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The first annual impact report on the NYC Inclusive Creative Economy Fund, released by LISC NYC, looks at the creative economy as a driver of comprehensive community development. Read More...
April 23, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
A column in The New York Times is devoted to those who are combating social isolation, at a local level: community builders, weaving the social fabric. Read More...
April 9, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
“Why not put money in the hands of artists to spark projects that would inspire public imagination?” That's the question the Barr Foundation and the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) asked as the Creative City program began in 2015 and there was a clear interest for more arts in Boston, write in a post San San Wong, director of Barr Foundation's Arts & Creativity and GIA board member, and Cathy Edwards, executive director of New England Foundation for the Arts. Read More...
April 4, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Brion Gill (better known as Lady Brion), activist and spoken-word artist, led a walking tour of Baltimore that was part of the application process "to create what would be the first Maryland-designated arts and entertainment district dedicated to black arts and culture, in a city that happens to be two-thirds black," as Next City reports. Read More...
March 29, 2019 by admin
The door is heavy. I don’t remember if it is steel or wood, but it takes effort to open. We are a small group of four. A few more will join our group shortly. I lead the way inside. They said not to wear blue. I keep it simple — a black dress and gray pants that come just above my ankle. And black boots. My usual.Read More...