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Registration Opens Tomorrow!
Please join us for the first-ever GIA Virtual Convening this November when we will have a unique opportunity to connect from each of our home communities. This year’s convening will be held on Mondays throughout November, featuring 36 sessions, facilitated roundtables, affinity group networking opportunities, as well as inspiring keynote presentations and performances. All GIA members are eligible for discounted conference registration. In the meantime, get excited! In the spirit of a classic New York City tradition, of course we mean hip-hop, Grantmakers in the Arts welcomes you to the remixed 2020 GIA Virtual Convening. Visit the convening website to register starting tomorrow.
Early Look at the GIA Reader
We’re excited to share an early look at the next issue of the GIA Reader which features “Recommended Principles for Arts Funding in the COVID-19 Crisis and Other Crises,” an article by the NCAPER steering committee. The authors offer reflections on this current moment and the collective awareness that any crisis further exacerbates the systemic economic fragility of our sector. They write, “Yes, the need is urgent now — but the need will be there for months and years to come. Funders must pace themselves and stage funding in waves, in order to ensure that there will be funds available for those that need them in the future.”
Webinar Next Week: “Responding to Movements: Narrative change and policy”
Narrative drives policy. When we think about the ways philanthropy has and continues to play a big role is this process of perpetuating, shifting, debunking, or changing narratives, it is important to turn to those who work relentlessly and consistently as examples of how the field can look in the present and future. In our upcoming webinar, GIA is glad to have Holly Bartling (General Service Foundation) and Julia Beatty (Borealis Philanthropy) joining us next Tuesday, September 15, 2pm EDT/11am PDT to discuss their journeys into this work and how they are shifting narratives and legislation in a bold way. Details and registration here.
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News from the Field
New Resource for Resuming Arts Education Activities
As arts educator modify their practices in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts collaborated with arts education stakeholders and arts and cultural nonprofit organizations for a reopening resource produced and led by Arts Ed NJ, according to a recent post by National Assembly of State Arts Agencies…
How Much Community Foundations Are – or Are Not – Investing in Black Communities
The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) has been analyzing grantmaking by community foundations across the country to find out “how much they are – or are not – investing in Black communities”…
Readying for a Safe Re-Opening: Release of a new guide for National Preparedness Month
ArtsReady and the Performing Arts Readiness project have released the Pocket Response Resource (“PRR”)…

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