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Jeff Chang Featured as Keynote Speaker at the GIA Conference
Jeff Chang
The Monday luncheon plenary of the 2017 GIA Conference will feature Jeff Chang, executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. Jeff Chang has written extensively on the intersection of race, art, and civil rights, and the socio-political forces that guided the hip-hop generation. As a speaker, he brings fresh energy and sweep to the essential American story, offering an invaluable interpretation at a time when race defines the national conversation. Chang has been a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and a winner of the North Star News Prize.

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Next Webinar: Addressing Accessibility in Arts Funding Programs, Events, and Materials
The next GIA webinar, Addressing Accessibility in Arts Funding Programs, Events, and Materials will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST. Accessibility barriers that impact individuals with disabilities and older adults are often invisible to funders developing and managing grantmaking programs and grantee events. In this session, Anne Mulgrave with Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Raz Rifkind with Chicago Community Trust, and Betty Siegel with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will discuss why accessibility is a social justice issue for arts philanthropy and how to identify and reduce barriers to access in funding programs, events, and materials.
GIA Welcomes Six New Members this Month
As membership continues to grow, GIA would like to thank and welcome six new members who joined in September:
The Kresge Foundation
News from the Field
Puerto Rican Art Spaces Are Left Reeling, and Without Power, Amid Relentless Hurricanes
Reports from the island’s art institutions have been few and far between due to island-wide power outages, but the early reports suggest that artists, museums, and galleries—like the rest of the island—have a long road to recovery ahead…
Kathy Halbreich of MoMA to Become Rauschenberg Foundation's New Exec Director
Halbreich currently serves as associate director of The Museum of Modern Art. She brings to the foundation more than 30 years of experience leading cultural institutions…
ArtPlace America Releases Research on How the Arts Can Support Transportation Goals
The document is one of several field scans commissioned by ArtPlace to explore how arts and culture can partner with other sectors in community planning and development…
William Penn Foundation Announces Judilee Reed as Program Director of Creative Communities
Reed will oversee a $30 million annual grant portfolio, which includes investments in core support for arts and culture organizations, arts education, and expanding access to high quality public spaces…
Portland’s $35 Tax for Arts Education Faces Challenges
Passed as a ballot initiative with the support of 62% of Portland voters in 2012, the arts tax requires most city residents to pay a flat fee of $35 annually to support and expand arts education in the city’s schools…
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Executive Director Philip Horn to Retire
In a letter from its board chair, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts announced that Executive Director Philip Horn will retire from his position effective January 2018…

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