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Detroit Artists and Thought Leaders Featured at the GIA Conference
Taylor Renee Aldridge
Each IDEA LAB at the GIA Conference will start the day with thought-provoking inspiration – an opportunity to hear directly from innovative, Detroit-based artists and thought leaders. At the Sunday morning plenary, George Jacobsen of the William Davidson Foundation will host IDEA LAB presentations by writer and curator Taylor Renee Aldridge (pictured), Allied Media Projects Executive Director Jenny Lee, and musician and curator Bryce Detroit.

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Next Webinar: Arts Funding Programs for ALAANA Artists and Arts Organizations
The next GIA webinar, Arts Funding Programs for ALAANA Artists and Arts Organizations will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PDT. The explicit goal of Grantmakers in the Arts’ statement of purpose on racial equity in arts philanthropy is “to increase arts funding for ALAANA (African, Latino/a, Asian, Arab, and Native American) artists, arts organizations, children, and adults.” This webinar will feature programs by two public funders — one from Canada and one from the US — and one private funder that each direct their funding support to artists and arts organizations from historically underfunded identity groups within their geographic focus areas. Bushra Junaid from Ontario Arts Council, Dana Payne from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Tracie D. Hall from The Joyce Foundation will discuss how their programs developed, whom they serve, and how their programs are strategically used to help close the racial gap in arts philanthropy.
New from the GIA Reader: Applying the Lessons of Creative Placemaking to Policymaking
GIA Reader, Vol. 28, No. 2 (Summer 2017)
Kiley Arroyo, executive director of the Cultural Strategies Council, writes on how the strategies and policy-level systems change can create a better, more sustainable environment for creative placemaking efforts to take hold. Read “Creative Democracy: Applying the Lessons of Creative Placemaking to Policymaking” from the latest issue of the GIA Reader.
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News from the Field
Field Foundation Unveils New Grantmaking Model
“Community Empowerment through Justice, Art, and Leadership” is the new grantmaking model of The Field Foundation of Illinois…
A New Guide to Arts-based Disaster Response from USDAC
The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture has released a guide to arts-based work responding to disasters or other community-wide emergencies…
Judith Jennings Honored by Kentucky Foundation for Women
Former GIA board member Judith Jennings has been awarded the 2017 Sallie Bingham Award from the Kentucky Foundation for Women…
An “Exit Interview” with Robert Booker
Following up his interview with Laura Zucker last week, Barry Hessenius continues with another “Exit Interview” featuring former GIA board chair Robert Booker…

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