Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

July 22, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The Latinx Artist Fellowship, a new program, will award $50,000 each to a multigenerational cohort of 15 Latinx visual artists each year for an initial commitment of five years, according to the recent announcement.

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June 16, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

NDN Collective expects to open an Indigenous-led, culture-based school in Rapid City, South Dakota, in Fall 2022. The school, set to serve 40 students in the first year, "will be the first Indigenous-led school designed specifically for students in the Rapid City community," as the announcement explains.

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April 6, 2021 by admin

Setting the Stage

With a population of over 2.3 million and one-in-four residents being foreign-born, Houston is the most ethnically diverse metro area in the nation. The city’s arts programs and cultural offerings are robust in number and breadth, and its vibrancy unfolds along the numerous bayous and highways. Most years see 11 to 16 million visitors traveling to the city for arts and cultural events. Houston’s nonprofit arts and culture sector, a $1.1 billion industry, employs more than 25,000 people.

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April 6, 2021 by admin

In William Faulkner’s novel, As I Lay Dying, a young character by the name of Vardaman is allowed to believe that his “mother is a fish,” because no one takes the time to tell him that his mother is dead. Instead he associates what he witnesses with the reality he understands within a highly dysfunctional family. In the novel, he repeats, “fish. fish. fish.” Similarly, I would offer that we are currently operating in a highly dysfunctional philanthropic family. I believe in the potential of our work.

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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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