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Call for Sessions Submission Deadline Extended!
We are living in days in which the urgency of attention is placed on response to COVID-19, not only in our membership but in our field and even here at GIA. Knowing this, we have decided to extend the deadline for 2020 GIA Conference session submission to April 10. We will continue planning for the 2020 conference in November in the hopes that this global pandemic will end sooner than later. We hope to convene the field during the conference in support of one another, a stronger and more resilient field, and to build a future we want for the arts ecosystem. Details here.

For conference updates please visit the conference website.
Reclaiming Narratives: Arts Advocacy and Cultural Policy Webinar
“As 2020 ramps up, please advocate often and enthusiastically!” This is a call to action from GIA President & CEO, Eddie Torres’s latest blog. We are in a federal election year and it is important to clarify what is, and isn’t, within the boundaries of funders when discussing advocacy and lobbying. Join us on April 14 to hear from Abby Levine (Bolder Advocacy at Alliance for Justice) and Favianna Rodriguez (The Center of Cultural Power). They will offer a 101 on advocacy and lobbying practice for funders, and how funders and grantees can become more civically engaged to reclaim truth and proclaim justice. Details and registration here.
Navigating Arts Education Funding: A GIA blog post
The Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program provides key federal resources that can be used by States, school districts, and schools to provide access to and courses in the arts for our nation’s public school students. Under the most recent Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bill providing funds for the U.S. Department of Education, SSAE received a $40 million increase. What does this mean for you as a funder group or organization engaged in arts education work? Read here.
Relive the 2019 GIA Conference: Yo-Yo Ma
World renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma presented the keynote at the Monday Luncheon Plenary of the 2019 GIA Conference. See some excerpts here.
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News from the Field
A Guide to the Emergency Relief Fund from Springboard for the Arts
The Personal Emergency Relief Fund, a program of Springboard for the Arts, an economic and community development organization for artists and by artists based in Fergus Falls and Saint Paul, Minnesota, has added language to specifically address COVID19-related cancellations…
Congress Passes Third Covid-19 Emergency Bill that Includes Provisions Impacting the Arts and Nonprofits
Congress gave final approval on Friday, March 27, to a $2 trillion measure that will deliver “direct payments and jobless benefits for individuals, money for states, and a huge bailout fund for businesses” battered by coronavirus crisis, as The New York Times reported…
A Shift Toward Impact and Engagement: A changing arts philanthropy
Arts philanthropy, while not leaving legacy gifts behind, is shifting toward “impact and engagement and making a difference,” says Anders Petterson, founder of ArtTactic and author of the report TEFAF Art Market Report: Art Patronage in the 21st Century, Barron’s reports…
Arts Relief Program Seeks to Support Artists and Arts Organizations Impacted by COVID-19 in San Francisco
London N. Breed, San Francisco mayor, announced an Arts Relief Program to invest in working artists and arts and cultural organizations financially impacted by COVID-19…

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