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Introducing GIA’s New Look
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Grantmakers in the Arts is pleased to announce a new and improved website! The new website features a creative new look, improved navigation, and a robust search engine to help members explore the research, articles, and media in GIA’s arts philanthropy resource library. The new look also includes a new logo that captures the creative spirit of GIA. Coming up in the new year, we’ll also launch an enhanced, searchable member database to gather more robust data about the arts funding landscape and help members better connect to each other. The redesign process has been a large and exciting endeavor for GIA, and we’ll continue to fine tune over the next several weeks and months.
Transition Update: Thanking Our GIA Staff
As we transition the national office from Seattle, WA, to the Bronx, NY, Grantmakers in the Arts gives its utmost gratitude to Jim McDonald, deputy director & director of programs; Kathy Lindenmayer, development director; SuJ’n Chon, program manager; Noah Barnes, membership manager; and Monica Thomas, communications & publications manager. These individuals will not be making the move to New York but will work with the incoming staff in support of the transition. Steve Cline, web & knowledge manager, will continue full-time work remotely from Seattle while Jan Bailie will continue on a part-time basis as finance and operations advisor. Grantmakers in the Arts would like to thank all of its wonderful staff for their dedication and exemplary work in support of artists and the field of arts philanthropy.
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News from the Field
Jim Kelly to Retire as Executive Director of 4Culture
Under Kelly’s leadership, 4Culture has become the largest cultural funder in Washington State. During his tenure, over $130 million has been distributed into the sector to 2,800 individuals and groups.…
Open Letter from Tim Delaney: Tax Bill Will Hurt Nonprofits and Communities
Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, has published an open letter against the tax bill currently under consideration in Congress…
Ford Foundation and Walton Family Foundation Launch Effort to Diversify Art Museum Leadership
The Walton Family Foundation and Ford Foundation announced they are each committing $3 million over three years to support creative solutions to diversify curatorial and management staff at art museums across the United States…
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Awards More Than $12M in Grants amid Concerns of Funding Cuts
The board of trustees of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the public agency that parcels out money from the 30-cent-a-pack Cuyahoga County cigarette tax, on Monday, Nov. 13, approved parceling out $12 million to 258 organizations for 2018, an 18% decline from grants totaling $14.6 million for 2017…
New Research Report Highlights Economic Impact of the Arts in Rural Communities
A new report from the National Endowment for the Arts finds that rural arts organizations draw more non-local audiences to their venues and report greater civic leadership and customer connectedness than their urban peers…

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