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cultural policy action lab learning series
Grounding Cultural Policy & Racial Equity in the Public Sector
Wednesday, June 8 at 11am PDT | 2pm EDT
Join us for the first Cultural Policy Action Lab Learning Series! This session will outline the most common policy mechanisms for arts & culture in the public sector with a lens on how these tools have historically reinforced inequity. Join Randy Engstrom, Jen Cole, and Estrella Esquilin to explore case studies and examples from leaders in the field who have reframed common public policies like cultural plans and cultural space planning with a lens toward belonging, self-determination, and community wealth building.

Learn more and register here.
GIA is Seeking Web Consultant
Grantmakers in the Arts seeks a consulting partner for a combination of one-time design work, staff training, and ongoing development and maintenance work on our Drupal-based website, the registration forms, and member emails that interact with our Civi Customer Relationship Management database.

See the Request for Proposal and how to submit here.
Join us for the Disability Justice for Individual Artists: Cap, SNAP, Solution Webinar
Tuesday, May 31 at 11am PDT | 2pm EDT

Join us on Tuesday, May 31 for a continued conversation about disability justice and arts funding. We’ll be joined by Revecca Torres (BACKBONES), Laura Poppiti (Center for Cultural Innovation), and Alex Nock (Penn Hill Group) who will build on the conversation from our 2021 webinar on disability justice, which offered discussion on best practices when funding and supporting artists with disabilities. As the sector continues to develop and pivot towards transformational change, we were reminded that our work must be “guided by those most impacted by systems of oppression.” But we know that change can only be as transformational as policy and federal law will allow.

Learn more and register here.
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News from the Field
What We're Reading: Giving in America: A look at philanthropy’s history and a unique Candid connection
Candid interviewed Amanda Moniz, Ph.D., the David M. Rubenstein Curator of Philanthropy at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, who is responsible for, "[building] a collection of objects telling stories about Americans’ giving throughout our history." The museum's new exhibition, Giving in America, "includes one of the first copies of [the] Foundation Directory"…
ICYMI: A New Deal for Artists in the 21st Century
From the Mellon Foundation: "Rachel Chanoff, founding director of Artists At Work, speaks to the Mellon Foundation about forging a new model for artist-driven community collaborations and why we need artists as problem solvers"…
New Fund: Seattle Launches New Deal-Style Jobs Program for Artists
From Hyperallergic: "In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on the arts and culture sectors, the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture (ARTS) will distribute $2 million to create jobs for unemployed and underemployed artists and cultural workers"…
What We're Reading: Nonprofit and philanthropy: Stop with the BS and get serious about fighting White supremacy
"Last week, we were reeling from the Supreme Court’s leaked decision to overturn Roe vs Wade. People will die, especially Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asians, and NH/PI, and low-income people, because safe abortions will still remain accessible to higher-income mostly White people," said author Vu Le…

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