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GIA March Member Spotlight
GIA’s March Member Spotlight is Dramatists Guild Foundation!
The Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) works in service to writers for the stage, understanding that it is vital to support writers at all stages of their careers so that they can focus on what they do best – creating new stories for the stage. DGF gives this support through ever-evolving grants and resource programs to meet writers’ needs amongst the ebbs and flows of the theatre industry.
Learn more about their organization and initiatives.
Journey to Memphis: GIA Board Meeting Reflections
The GIA board and select staff members took to Memphis, Tennessee for the board meeting and other activities from March 8-10, 2023. They visited several notable sites including the Memphis Slim Conservatory, Stax Museum, and the National Civil Rights Museum. The board also met with members of the Memphis Music Initiative, Collage Dance Collective, and more!
Learn about their trip.
Call for Sessions: 2023 GIA Conference
Grantmakers in the Arts is currently seeking session proposals for the 2023 GIA Conference, to be held November 5-8 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The GIA Conference is the largest annual convening of arts funders and the most comprehensive opportunity for our colleagues in the field to learn from each other. We greatly value the experience, ideas, and programs that members share with each other and the field at large. GIA members are invited to propose conference sessions on our website.
The deadline to submit is March 24 at 5pm EDT. To learn more and submit your proposals, visit our Call for Sessions page.
ASC Statement: Charlotte City Council Vote
From ASC: Last night, Feb. 27, 2023, Charlotte City Council approved a policy framework for its Arts and Culture Advisory Board. The framework makes ASC ineligible to receive operating dollars to support the personnel, technology and other resources necessary to do its work for the broader cultural sector.
ASC is Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Local Arts Agency. Its role is to support the broader cultural sector and provide funding and services to strengthen the sector culturally, socially, educationally and economically. ASC will continue to show up each day to invest in the people, programs and ideas that make Charlotte-Mecklenburg a more equitable, sustainable and creative ecosystem.
Learn more about how to support.
Photo Courtesy: The Dramatists Guild Foundation
News from the Field
From Artist Communities Alliance: ACA’s President and CEO, Lisa Funderburke hosts a conversation with four arts leaders, who are committed to supporting Black arts workers in the artist residency field and beyond...
From Aspen Institute: Join us Monday, March 13 at 12:30pm-1:30 pm (EDT) for a webinar to review the progress and future plans of the NeuroArts Blueprint initiative...
From Gibrán Rivera: Jihan Gearon is an artist who is pouring her spirit into the sort of art that can change your life. She is a friend. We met when I used to facilitate the fellowship that developed the Young Climate Leaders Network. I think of her as a recovering activist. But that’s not exactly true. She can’t stop being an activist. She is just another one among the ranks of us who are looking for a better, kinder, and more sustainable way to make the world whole again...
From the National Endowment for the Arts: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Packineau (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Pueblo of Jemez, Pueblo of Laguna) as NEH’s first Strategic Advisor for Native and Indigenous Affairs.

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