"The history of predominantly White-led institutions benefiting from the disenfranchisement of the Black artist and community is well documented. From slavery to Jim Crow, to post Civil Rights era, to today, Black artists have been continuously excluded from the canon, been wrongly categorized, and historically disregarded as obvious by the egregious lack of Black staff, leadership, and representation at cultural institutions across the nation."
-North Carolina Black Artists for Liberation
Grantmaking programs like NEA Jazz Masters
(1982) and Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh
(1990) continue to thrive amidst decades of challenges both inside and outside of their respective foundations, but across most of the philanthropic field, funders and foundations fail to acknowledge and reconcile their long histories of exclusion, disenfranchisement, and disendowing. This Summit asks the question: Beyond the ‘difficult conversations’ and ‘good intentions,’ how can institutional grantmaking dollars be used to actively go about change at every level?
Join GIA on December 13, 2022 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm for our virtual Black Arts Funding Summit featuring experts across fields and industries who have directly shaped institutional policy and established new practices that support Black liberatory futures.
Live captioning will be available in English throughout the Summit. For additional accommodation requests, please contact GIA Senior Program Manager, Sherylynn Sealy
, at least three (3) business days prior to the event.
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