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GIA February Member Spotlight
GIA’s February Member Spotlight is Threewalls!
Located in Chicago, Threewalls enters its 20th year this summer, and it's an incredible moment to reflect on who they are as an organization that has been reimagined to be a Black art space that centers ALAANA artists' and creatives' humanities. Instead of following the tradition of looking back, when acknowledging a milestone year, they are reflecting on today and continuing to plant seeds for the future. Some of this includes preparing for the inaugural In-Session fellowship Spring salons that will offer conversations and activations based on the theme "call and response," their citywide public art installation Dreaming of a Future, which commemorates our 20th year and looks to the future, and developing our living wage policy for Threewalls.
Learn more about their organization and initiatives.
Being in Transformational Relationship: Marcus Walton & Eddie Torres in Conversation about GIA’s Racial Equity in Arts Funding Workshop
GIA premiered the Racial Equity in Arts Funding Workshop at the 2017 annual Grantmakers in the Arts conference. Since then, GIA has been developing and hosting workshops for funders in partnership with Race Forward, TrueNorth EDI, and guest practitioners in the field. The workshops have been designed to help participants recognize that cultural funding is a system that has been historically racialized like so many societal systems, and to help guide our approaches to re-designing cultural funding as an anti-racist system.
On this podcast, we are glad to be joined by special guest Marcus Walton, President & CEO, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations who will be in conversation with our very own, Eddie Torres, President & CEO, Grantmakers in the Arts. They will discuss their experiences with the racial equity workshop given their unique roles within the workshop, and what it means to be in a transformational relationship. Listen to the podcast.
The 2023 GIA Racial Equity in Arts Funding workshop will be delivered as 4 three-hour modules with series available in both March and May.
Be sure to register for the March workshop series by Friday!
Arts and Tech Keynote at the 2022 GIA Conference
On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, GIA welcomed Hrag Vartanian (Hyperallergic) and Kamal Sinclair (The Music Center) for a conversation on Arts and Tech, with an introduction from Robert Smith III (Surdna Foundation and 2022 planning committee member).
Watch the recording of their discussion here.
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.
Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts
Photo Courtesy: Threewalls | Credit: Sophie Lopez
News from the Field
From Springboard for the Arts: This innovative pilot and narrative change strategy was designed in partnership with the City of St. Paul's People's Prosperity Pilot guaranteed income program. The City of St. Paul is a leader in the national Mayors for Guaranteed Income network, which works to incorporate learning and research from local pilots into state and federal policy recommendations.
From Next City: "The global #LandBack movement, with its powerful demand to go beyond claims of “decolonization” and “reconciliation” by returning land to the stewardship Indigenous people, may seem like a fantasy. But U.S. cities are beginning to act upon their values – and indeed, their promises of climate action – by working to return land to the Indigenous communities to whom it rightfully belongs..."
From National Coalition for Arts' Preparedness: "Following the recent tornadoes, a major disaster declaration for Alabama was declared on January 15. All categories of Public Assistance (PA) have just opened up for 9 AL counties: Autauga, Barbour, Chambers, Conecuh, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Hale, and Tallapoosa. Private non-profit cultural institutions and arts organizations in these counties are now eligible to apply for repair of their facility as well as of any damaged collections materials..."
From Nonprofit Quarterly: The cultural sector is seeking alternatives to business-as-usual. This article is the second in the series, “Remember the Future: Culture and Systems Change,” co-produced by Art.coop and NPQ. In this series, queer, trans, and BIPOC artists and cultural bearers reflect upon the unique role that culture has played and can play in activating and enacting structural change—and in building a solidarity economy...

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