Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

April 6, 2021 by admin

Over the course of decades of working with nonprofits, particularly arts- and community-based organizations, we’ve seen an unfortunate pattern emerge. With the regularity of waves, many nonprofits move in and out of cycles of fiscal instability. The factors are familiar and well-known: drops in earned revenue for various reasons, often out of leaders’ control; shifts in the priorities of donors; turmoil in staffing and leadership; and restrictions placed on funds.

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March 19, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Grantmakers in the Arts joins a community statement from Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta & Georgia NAACP in response to violence against Asian American communities and as we grieve the tragedy on March 16, in which eight people, including six Asian women, were killed at three spas.

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February 22, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) has launched a new survey of NYC’s cultural community that will build on DCLA's report from last year, which captured the impact of the earliest days of the pandemic on NYC’s arts and cultural organizations.

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February 8, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In her statement on Black History Month, The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman, Ann Eilers, expressed ''the contributions of Black artists to our nation’s creative and cultural wealth is unparalleled and help to define our country’s artistic legacy.''

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January 29, 2021 by admin

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January 27, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Antwaun Sargent, who for about a decade, has written about and curated exhibitions devoted to Black artists, as ArtNews reported, has been named Gagosian's new director and curator. His first show, according to The New York Times, will examine what he calls “notions of Black space.”

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January 15, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Guggenheim Museum has named Naomi Beckwith deputy director and chief curator, after Nancy Spector stepped down from that position amid charges of racism, The New York Times reported. Beckwith starts her new position in June, becoming the museum's first Black deputy director and chief curator.

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January 4, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Cave Canem, EcoTheo Review, and LOGOS Poetry Collective announced the launch of the Starshine and Clay Fellowship, a new initiative providing financial and development support to emerging Black poets, and fundraising opportunities for Cave Canem. Applications for this fellowship are accepted until January 31.

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December 10, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

"We must build up people of color and Indigenous-led philanthropic and movement infrastructure organizations in order to challenge the power structures in this country and invest into the self-determination of the people on the frontlines," said Nick Tilsen, NDN Collective president & CEO, as he recaps the past month of mobilization in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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October 9, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

“Black media—and my expertise is in Black media—is an endangered species. If there’s not a wholesale investment in reviving and supporting and providing resources to Black-owned media, it will go away.”

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