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NEA Chair Dr. María Rosario Jackson at the 2022 GIA Conference
On Monday, October 10, 2022, GIA welcomed NEA Chair Dr. María Rosaria Jackson to the stage during our conference in New York City. Dr. Jackson was interviewed by Brandi Stewart, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and conference committee co-chair, with an address by Commissioner Laurie Cumbo, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
The recording is now available to stream.
Register for GIA’s 2023 Racial Equity Workshops by February 17
Our Racial Equity in Arts Funding Workshops include information on the history of racialization in the United States, the history of cultural funding, and real-world stories of success and examples of racial equity funding, strategies, and resources you may bring with you back to your organizations.
The workshops are facilitated by Jonny Altrogge from True North EDI, and by GIA team members Eddie Torres, president & CEO; Nadia Elokdah, vice president & director of programs; and Sherylynn Sealy, senior program manager, and include first-person lessons from guest speakers from the grantmaking field.
GIA’s workshop will be delivered as 4 three-hour modules with series available in March and May.
Learn more and register by February 17 to participate.
Join us for GIA’s Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture Part 1
Join us on February 28 at 11am PT (2pm ET) for a presentation from National Assembly of State Arts Agencies’ Nakyung Rhee, Ryan Stubbs, and Mohja Rhoads. They will share a summary of key findings and insights into what these findings reveal about the current public sector arts grantmaking environment, as well as an introduction to what we can expect for the new year.
Register for the webinar.
GIA Reader Guest Editor Series on Liberation: NOT STRANGERS TO ART
Meena Malik, vocalist, arts consultant, cultural organizer, and GIA Reader guest Editor offers an opening frame for a collective of articles, poetry, music, short films, and artistic practices that each, in their own ways, bring clarity to the questions: What does practicing liberation look like for you? What does liberation look like in process/in practice?
Hailed by audiences, colleagues and critics as a groundbreaking and visionary artist, Daniel Alexander Jones shares his introduction to arts education and journey to where he currently stands. “Part of truly healing the razed places in our collective imagination is, in my view, a recognition of the wholeness of beings, of communities, and of narrative contexts for both.”
Read the full piece at the Reader and look out for all 10 pieces to be shared throughout the winter.
Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts
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News from the Field
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