Join GIA for "Supporting BIPOC Executive Leadership: A Revolutionary Imperative"
Tuesday, December 6 from 2-3:30pm EST / 11-12:30pm PST
In this session, we begin to unpack the questions: “How do we mitigate the negative experiences leaders of color face when charged to lead historically white organizations? How do we support executive leaders of color – physically, emotionally, and financially - within systems that consistently fail to provide the resources they need for success? What are some tangible steps to support and help retain BIPOC EDs before and during the recruitment and hiring process, throughout onboarding, and beyond? How do we help BIPOC executive leaders at historically white institutions thrive?” Kellee Edusei (Dance/USA), Anne Huang (World Arts West), and Kaisha S. Johnson (Women of Color in the Arts) are BIPOC Executive Directors who are engaged in transforming their organizations, and the arts field, by centering anti-racist and racially equitable practices. This dialogue aims to address, through narrative storytelling of lived experiences, how the philanthropic sector must consider support of leaders of color an imperative as part of its work towards racial equity.
Join Us for the Black Arts Funders Summit this December
"The history of predominantly White-led institutions benefiting from the disenfranchisement of the Black artist and community is well documented. From slavery to Jim Crow, to post Civil Rights era, to today, Black artists have been continuously excluded from the canon, been wrongly categorized, and historically disregarded as obvious by the egregious lack of Black staff, leadership, and representation at cultural institutions across the nation.” - North Carolina Black Artists for Liberation
Grantmaking programs like NEA Jazz Masters (1982) and Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh (1990) continue to thrive amidst decades of challenges both inside and outside of their respective foundations, but across most of the philanthropic field, funders and foundations fail to acknowledge and reconcile their long histories of exclusion, disenfranchisement, and disendowing. This summit asks the question: Beyond the ‘difficult conversations’ and ‘good intentions,’ how can institutional grantmaking dollars be used to actively go about change at every level?
Join GIA on December 13, 2022, from 1:00-5:00pm EST for our virtual Black Arts Funding Summit featuring experts across fields and industries who have directly shaped institutional policy and established new practices that support Black liberatory futures.
New in the GIA Reader! The Lost Files, a special edition of Fluency w/ Dr. Durell Cooper
Listen in on this GIA specially commissioned series of Fluency w/ Dr. Durell Cooper, The Lost Files. Dr. Cooper invites artists, researchers, cultural and racial studies experts, and scholars to think about the narratives driving the arts and cultural sector – as it intersects with systems of structural racism and economic exclusion – and what opportunities for narrative change exist.
The third episode, featuring Dr. Christopher Emdin (USC Race and Equity Center), is now available to stream.
Healing Walls: Historic and Collaborative Murals at New York City’s Public Hospitals
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Exhibit preview: 5:30 pm
Program: 6:30 pm
Join the Roosevelt House as they host a new exhibition on New Deal murals in New York City’s hospitals, together with a panel discussion presented in person and on Zoom marking publication of the book Healing Walls: New York City Health + Hospitals Community Mural Project 2019-2021. Panelists include Larissa Trinder (NYC Health + Hospitals Arts), GIA member Rick Luftglass (Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund), Eric Wei (NYC Health + Hospitals), and Barbara Haskell (emergency physician and art historian).
The exhibit opens to the public on November 23 and runs through February 24, 2023.
RSVP online or join virtually via zoom.
Image courtesy of Creatives Rebuild New York
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