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GIA Conference: Engaging the Local Artist Community
Taylor Renee Aldridge
The first morning of the GIA Conference in Detroit will kick off with an IDEA LAB presentation by writer and curator Taylor Renee Aldridge. Based in Detroit, Aldridge is also the assistant curator of contemporary art at the Detroit Institute of Arts and co-founder of ARTS.BLACK, a journal of art criticism from Black perspectives. She is one of over 100 Detroit-area artists, arts organizations, funders, and community members that GIA has engaged as part of conference programming and planning. Learn more about how GIA engages the local community in each city where the conference is held.
Jobs at GIA: Seeking Applicants for GIA’s New York Office
Grantmakers in the Arts is relocating its offices to New York City in January, 2018 and is seeking to hire several staff positions. Under the leadership of Eddie Torres, president & CEO, GIA will begin reviewing applications on November 17 and all positions will remain open until filled. View all open positions.
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.
Announcing the Fall 2017 Issue of the GIA Reader
GIA Reader, Vol. 28, No. 3 (Fall 2017)
The fall 2017 issue of the GIA Reader is now available online, with a special spotlight on the arts and funding communities of Detroit. Authors include Marsha Music, Sarah Rose Sharp, Roberta Uno, Tom Borrup, and more.
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News from the Field
Creative Sonoma Launches Recovery Fund and Other Resources after Wine Country Fires
The funds will be available to individuals for immediate and short-term basic human and art related needs including shelter, medications, art supplies, instruments, and more. The organization has also created an online Creative Recovery Exchange…
Jerome and Camargo Foundations Announce Next Phase of Working Relationship
In 2013, the Foundations had entered a close working partnership as Camargo re-staffed and revitalized its programs, with Jerome Foundation Board and staff providing guidance and leadership in this transitional period…
Lane Harwell on How Funders Can Better Support Artists with Disabilities
In a recent blog post on Philanthropy News Digest, Dance/NYC Executive Director Lane Harwell writes about the importance of supporting artists with disabilities…
MacArthur Foundation Announces 2017 Fellows
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced its 2017 fellows, 24 “exceptionally creative people” who will each receive a $625,000 award over five years…
On the Cultural Specificity of Symphony Orchestras
A recent article from Createquity examines and challenges the common juxtaposition of terms like “mainstream” and “culturally specific” in reference to arts organizations and art forms…
Massachusetts Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto of Arts Funding
A recent editorial in The Boston Globe discusses the state of government arts funding in Massachusetts. Last month, the state legislature overrode Governor Baker’s veto of the $14 million arts budget…

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