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Stay Tuned for Upcoming Details of the 2019 GIA Conference
The registration for the 2019 GIA Conference will be opening later this month. As we get ready for our annual gathering, October 13-16, in Denver, Colorado, we share our conference banner, featuring the work of Armando Silva, the painter, muralist, and performer who will provide this year’s conference art. Learn more about his work here.
Grantmakers in the Arts’ Newest Members
GIA is pleased to introduce our newest members, Longhouse Education and Cultural Center / The Evergreen State College Foundation and Paul M. Angell Foundation. Welcome!
From the GIA Reader
In the Winter 2019 issue of the GIA Reader, Lindsie Bear reviews Edgar Villanueva’s book, Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous wisdom to heal divides and restore balance. “The text covers everything from historic trauma to investment theory, but far from dense or daunting, it reads like coffee with your best friend, if your best friend loved you enough to call you on your every moment of internalized racism and could liberally quote Ta-Nehisi Coates, superhero movies, South African psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, and his mother,” she writes. Read the review here.
Peter Kiewit Foundation
News from the Field
From a Small Camp to an Artistic Landmark: The story of Zuni Youth Enrichment Project
The Zuni Youth Enrichment Project (ZYEP) is a nonprofit organization committed to providing healthy summers and futures for Zuni children in New Mexico. In a three-part series of articles, Indian Giver tells the story of ZYEP “and how it has fostered relationships and leveraged funding to grow from hosting one small camp to becoming an artistic landmark and a formal hub for the Zuni artist community”…
Lonnie G. Bunch III: the first African American to lead the Smithsonian
Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, was named the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, effective June 16…

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