Welcome Jaime Sharp!
Let us welcome Jaime Sharp (she/her) as the new Communications Manager for Grantmakers in the Arts. She resides in Cincinnati, OH on the unceded territories of the Algonquian-speaking Shawnee, Miami, and Delaware tribes. Jaime is an active performer and administrator whose work is focused on racial equity. In addition to Grantmakers in the Arts, she will join the Cincinnati Song Initiative as Director of Communications & Audience Development beginning in their 2022-2023 season. Learn more about her here
GIA April Member Spotlight!
During the month of April, our Member Spotlight features San Antonio Area Foundation. They are a community foundation serving the region through grants, programs, scholarships and training aimed at closing the opportunity gap for San Antonio area residents. They are committed to trust-based philanthropy and to advancing racial equity, bringing together people, organizations, and resources to address key issues affecting diverse communities ranging from San Antonio’s densely populated urban neighborhoods — the largest Latinx-majority city in the United States — to surrounding rural areas. Learn about their work here
Join us Tomorrow for Move the Money
Wednesday, April 13 at 11am PDT | 2pm EDT
Grantmakers in the Arts & Art.Coop are excited to be co-hosting Move the Money, a series of presentations and discussions about opportunities to enact new approaches to grantmaking and investing that shift control to communities and make tangible the principles laid out in the report Solidarity Not Charity
Join us tomorrow - Wednesday, April 13 at 11am PDT | 2pm EDT - for the final event in the series, a discussion with Carlton Turner (Mississippi Center for Cultural Production and GIA Board of Directors) and Allen Kwabena Frimpong (ZEAL & Liberation Ventures). Registration is free, limited, and first-come-first served. Register here
From Animating Democracy: Aesthetic Perspectives in Grantmaking Webinar
Tuesday, April 19 at 1pm PDT | 4pm EDT
Since its release in 2017, funders, Local and State Arts agencies, and arts and cultural organizations have tapped the framework, Aesthetic Perspectives: Attributes of Excellence in Arts for Change
, to support their grantmaking and evaluation. Developed by artists with ally evaluators and funders to address aesthetic and cultural biases and Eurocentric standards of excellence, Aesthetic Perspectives offers 11 attributes to guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of creative practices and products in arts for change work. This ARtsU webinar offers ways the framework can be activated in the cycle of grantmaking. The Kentucky Foundation for Women
shares how it has integrated the framework to guide grantee reporting and the foundation’s own learning. Offered by Animating Democracy/Americans for the Arts. Free. Register here
Image courtesy San Antonio Area Foundation.
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