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GIA Conference: Dance at the Museum!
detail of Rivera mural
On the final evening of the GIA Conference, join your colleagues for an evening of dinner and dancing underneath the famous murals of Diego Rivera. The festivities will take place on the night before Halloween at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Costumes are welcome, but not required. Come dressed as your favorite artist, an artwork, or other arts-inspired look. DJ Yeti and DJ Beige will be spinning a medley of Detroit’s soul, R&B, and dance tunes from the '60s and '70s. The museum’s Rivera Court is home to the famous murals of Mexican artist Diego Rivera (1886–1957). Rivera’s Detroit Industry fresco cycle is considered the finest example of Mexican mural art in the United States. Learn more and register for the 2017 GIA Conference.
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 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.
Member Spotlight on the Metcalf Foundation
For the month of September, the photo banner on GIA’s website photo banner features work and artists supported by the Metcalf Foundation. The goal of The George Cedric Metcalf Foundation is to enhance the effectiveness of people and organizations working together to help Canadians imagine and build a just, healthy, and creative society. The foundation invests approximately $5.4 million each year in charitable activities to work focused on the environment, performing arts, inclusive local economies, and special initiatives.
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News from the Field
Ontario Arts Council to Receive $20M Budget Increase
The Ontario Arts Council will receive a funding increase to its current base of $60 million, bringing it to $80 million over four years by fiscal year 2020-21…
NEA Report Reveals Findings about the Arts and Health in Older Adults
Older adults who create art and attend arts events have better health outcomes than adults who do neither is one of the conclusions in a new report published by the National Endowment for the Arts…
Houston Arts & Culture Community Launches Harvey Arts Recovery Fund
The Harvey Arts Recovery Fund will accept tax-deductible donations to provide aid to individual artists who suffered personal and professional losses during Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that followed, as well as financially assist small and mid-sized arts and cultural organizations rebuilding after Harvey…
Darren Walker: A Call for Moral Courage in America
In a recent blog post, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker reflects on recent political events and the need for moral courage in America…
In the Eye of the Storm: How Federal Funding Rescues Arts and Culture in Times of Disaster
A guest post on the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s blog describes how federal agencies like the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities have been important in supporting disaster recovery…

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