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Grantmakers in the Arts Pushes for Charitable Giving Reform
As the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic continue to take their toll and as part of our ongoing advocacy work, GIA has joined so many of our colleagues in voicing support for expansion of the $300 charitable tax deduction included in the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and also advocated with Congressional leaders to ensure that such expansion be immediate and permanent. Read more here.
GIA Celebrated Juneteenth with Black Artists
Last Friday, we celebrated and honored the power and jubilation of Juneteenth alongside so many others. As part of our celebration, the GIA team reflected on personal experiences with a Black artist who has contributed to our lives. Read our reflections here.
From the GIA Reader
In “flounder,” part of the GIA Reader, Vol 31, No 1 (Winter 2020) issue, Sarah Menefee writes “he sits on the stone seat in the river of Market / and looks into the light / the light changes he said and I feel time.” Enjoy the poem here.
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News from the Field
“Racial Equity is About Shifting Power and Resources”
“Racial Equity is about shifting power and resources. It involves dismantling AND rebuilding systems,” said Angelique Power, president of The Field Foundation of Illinois in a recent interview with La Piana Consulting…
A Fund For Under-Resourced Arts and Culture Organizations
South Arts launched recently the South Arts Resilience Fund, a part of the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund. Through this fund, states the announcement, South Arts will provide grants of $30,000 - $100,000 “supporting the long-term resilience of under-resourced, visionary, and impactful” arts and culture organizations…
“Crisis Funding is Not Enough”
“This time, our sector must make a long-term commitment to fund grassroots organizations working to end anti-Black racism and state-sanctioned violence,” details a recent statement from Borealis Philanthropy responding to the urgent conversations around anti-Black racism and police brutality…

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