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See You in Detroit!
We’re off to Detroit to get everything ready for the 2017 GIA Conference. The conference begins on Saturday, October 28 and runs through Tuesday, October 31. You can follow the proceedings by searching the hashtag #giarts on social media. (If you are attending, please use that hashtag for your social media posts.) GIA will also post live updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages. You can also read blog updates on the official 2017 conference blog written by Lara Davis (Seattle Office of Arts & Culture).
New from the GIA Reader: Detroit Imagines Itself
GIA Reader, Vol. 28, No. 3 (Fall 2017)
In “Detroit Imagines Itself: Art of the Ex-industrial,” Detroit-based writer Sarah Rose Sharp offers a thoughtful overview of the history, strengths, and challenges of the city’s vibrant arts community.
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. For the deaf and hard of hearing, live captioning will be included in this webinar.
Jobs at GIA: Seeking Applicants for GIA’s New York Office
Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) is relocating its offices to New York City 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.
GIA Office Closure
The GIA office will be closed beginning this Wednesday, October 25 and will reopen on Monday, November 6. If you need to reach us during those days, please contact Noah Barnes at
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News from the Field
Wallace Foundation Begins Publishing Market Research to Help Improve Performing Arts Audiences
The Wallace Foundation is publishing a series of market research reports to support efforts to improve attendance and audience engagement at arts institutions around the country…
Lin-Manuel Miranda Teams Up With the Warhol and Rauschenberg Foundations to Aid Puerto Rico
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation are teaming up with theater impresario Lin-Manuel Miranda to donate $300,000 to Puerto Rico relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria…
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Receives 10% Budget Boost
Funding for arts and culture in Michigan received a $1 million bump for 2018. Bringing the total state budget allocation for arts and cultural programs up to $10.7 million signals a recognition by state lawmakers of the importance of events and programming such as music festivals and art centers…

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