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GIA Conference: Online Registration Ends Oct 18
Online registration for the 2017 GIA Conference will close on Wednesday, October 18 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. Eligible members can register by phone through October 24 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time or in person at the conference registration desk beginning October 28.

Click here to register for the conference and learn about eligibility.
Member Spotlight on The Kresge Foundation
For the month of October, GIA’s website and weekly member bulletin feature work from arts organizations supported by The Kresge Foundation. Established by Sebastian S. Kresge in 1924, the $3.5 billion foundation works nationally to “establish opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, and community development in Detroit.” The Kresge Foundation is the Anchor Sponsor of the 2017 GIA Conference.
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.
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News from the Field
North Dakota Council on the Arts Releases Creative Aging Toolkit for Elder Care Facilities
The North Dakota Council on the Arts has announced the release of its arts and creative aging toolkit to be sent to every elder care facility and local arts agency in North Dakota and South Dakota, 300 elder care activities coordinators in Minnesota, and every state arts agency in the country…
Wallace Foundation Case Study Examines Arts Programming at Boys and Girls Clubs
The study explores the efforts of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, a federation of more than 4,000 clubhouses around the country, in the first three years of Wallace’s Youth Arts Initiative…
Ford Foundation Announces New “Art of Change” Fellowship Recipients
The Ford Foundation has selected a new round of recipients for its Art of Change fellowship, including several who have supported and participated in Grantmakers in the Arts programming over the years…
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Hosts its First National Artist Fellow Convening
On June 1 and 2, 2017, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation celebrated the passion and creativity of our 2016 cohort of National Artist Fellows with a two-day Convening in Portland…

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