Introducing New GIA Staff
We are pleased to introduce you to our new communications & publications manager.
Carmen Graciela Díaz, Communications and Publications Manager
Carmen Graciela Díaz is a Puerto Rican journalist with more than a decade in writing and publishing. Carmen holds two master’s degrees, one from Columbia Journalism School in Arts and Culture in reporting and the other from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in cultural studies. She wrote her first book on the history of the groundbreaking Puerto Rican publication, Avance. She has worked with Univision News Digital, El Nuevo Día, and Primera Hora writing on arts
journalism, lifestyle, entertainment, education, and Hispanic issues. Over the years, Carmen has profiled several significant artists including Marina Abramovic, John Malkovich, Junot Díaz, Oliver Stone, and Jane Goodall. She is currently an adjunct lecturer teaching journalism at Lehman College. Her thesis on the life of Puerto Rico’s first openly gay writer, Manuel Ramos Otero, will be published in Centro, Hunter College’s Puerto Rican Studies journal in 2018.
We know you will enjoy working with her. You may find all of the staff members’ bios on our website
Video: Maurice Cox at the 2017 GIA Conference
Maurice Cox, planning director for the City of Detroit, addressed the Sunday Luncheon Plenary of last year’s GIA Conference in Detroit. Cox tackles why culture and place together matter in the conversation of neighborhood revitalization, community development and how arts and culture helped anchor Detroit’s recovery from bankruptcy. Watch the video
New from the GIA Reader: The Artistry of Systemic Change
In the latest issue of the GIA Reader
, Richard Evans and Eric Booth discuss how the creative processes used in the creation of art may be increasingly applied toward such dynamic and complex efforts as community development in “The Artistry of Systemic Change
Kenneth Taylor, former CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, shares his personal story on The Conversation calling for greater diversity of leadership on corporate and nonprofit boards, nationally…
It is unusual, though not unprecedented, for the Hewlett Foundation to promote someone from our own staff to a leadership role. In this case, the choice became clear…
Nearly 80 percent of impact investors believe they have a responsibility to ensure that their investments create lasting impact, a report from the Global Impact Investing Network finds…
In an article on artnet news, Tim Schneider explores how admission fees at museums affect overall attendance…