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Don’t Miss Part 2 of our New Coronavirus Podcast Series
Join us for part two of a two-part COVID-19 focused podcast series, Coronavirus Response: Into the weeds. In this series, Trella Walker (Nonprofit Finance Fund), Brian McGuigan (Artist Trust), and Ruby Lopez Harper (Americans for the Arts) join GIA to discuss the importance of centering equity and reframing inherited practices among arts and culture funders. They also share how this recovery can aim for new relationships, power structures, and ultimately, systems of grantmaking. Listen here.
From the GIA Reader
In “Turning Five: Reflections on the (re)creation of a foundation,” part of the GIA Reader, Vol 31, No 1 (Winter 2020) issue, Emily Sproch shares the story of a (re)creation of a foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the birth of a philanthropic professional. Read here.
“Coronavirus Response: Building a Future that Reimagines Systems for Justice”: Our upcoming webinar
While we still do not know the full scale of the impact the coronavirus pandemic will have on our communities, our grantees, our artists and educators, we know recovery requires reimagining systems that center collectivity and racial equity.

Join us on Tuesday, June 19, at 2p ET/11am PT for a 90-minute webinar featuring Randy Engstrom (Seattle Office of Arts & Culture), Sharnita C. Johnson (The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation), Dana Kawaoka-Chen (Justice Funders), and Justin Laing (Hillombo, LLC). These funders and PSO leaders will talk about what is necessary to reimagine systems, power, and practice in response to this pandemic and the ongoing crisis of racial inequality.

Details and registration here.
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News from the Field
Modeling Artist Relief Initiatives: Unprecedented help in unprecedented times
Among the hardest hit in the COVID-19 crisis are the country’s over 2.5 million professional artists. Social distancing saves lives, but it has also cut off the livelihoods of artists across all disciplines. The answer — because social distancing is an absolute necessity — is an immediate and aggressive financial relief program…
A Call to Retain Education Workers in Museums
As the art-world faces the coronavirus pandemic, over a 1,500 artists, curators, writers, educators, and administrators signed an open letter denouncing the treatment of education workers and other essential staffers whose jobs are currently at risk, as reported recently by ArtForum…
Reaching the Most Marginalized in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic
No matter the community where we live, the coronavirus pandemic has quickly exposed the already-rampant inequity in America, as a recent article in Forbes stated…

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