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“I Hope…” | Part 1: Lessons Learned by a Black Woman Cultural Leader in 2020 

Dr. Indira Etwaroo (award-winning producer, director, scholar, and arts and culture executive) has worked across the world to develop multiplatform venues and content that represents the diversity of the globe and explores the complex intersections between stories-that-matter and the topics-of-our-time. In this article, she ponders, “How do we create and maintain a polycentric ecosystem of many centers, a global symphony of communal creative expression?” Etwaroo believes,” believe the center of the future for arts and culture must be comprised of those whose identities are intersectionally artists, people of the global majority, women, the LGBTQ+ community, the accessibility community, and the poor.” 

Read the full article here.  

GIA Board Vice Chair Eleanor Savage announced as President & CEO of Jerome Foundation 

Announcing Eleanor Savage as JeromeThe Jerome Foundation has named Eleanor Savage, a highly-respected and experienced arts and philanthropy leader, as its new president and CEO charged with furthering the organization’s commitment to innovative and flexible grantmaking programs for early career artists and arts ecosystems that focus on equity and the role artists and culture bearers play in societal change. 

“The world and the worlds of arts and culture are more complex than ever. The ways of making art and recognizing the work of artists is evolving,” Savage said. “I’m deeply honored to build on Jerome Hill’s legacy by connecting, listening and responding to create with artists the opportunities that further their efforts to make meaning, tell untold stories and engage in world building.” 

Read the full announcement here.
Kentucky Arts Council Webinar: Emergencies, Disasters, and The Arts 

Disasters and emergencies are among the largest threats to the careers of artists and livelihood of arts organizations across the country. Yet addressing these issues falls to the bottom of the to-do list when skies are blue and danger is out-of-sight. Join a 5-part series from the Kentucky Arts Council exploring important topics and issues related to emergency and disaster readiness, response and recovery in the arts. The series will culminate with an online event hosted by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. 

Learn more and register here.

Progress Report: Building the Neuroarts Field with Aspen Institute 

In the 15 months since releasing the NeuroArts Blueprint in December 2021, the NeuroArts Blueprint initiative has made important strides in our shared understanding of how the arts can be used to expand the boundaries of medicine. The March 2023 Progress Report updates our collective efforts to implement the recommendations and action steps detailed in that foundational document.This work and plans for future action steps were the focus of our March 13, 2023 webinar, Building the Field of Neuroarts, presented by the initiative’s codirectors, Susan Magsamen (Johns Hopkins University International Arts + Mind Lab Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics) and Ruth J. Katz (Health, Medicine & Society Program of the Aspen Institute). 

Learn how neuroarts research, practice, education, policymaking, advocacy, leadership, and communications are advancing in this emerging field. 

News from the Field
Today, President Biden announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) was founded in 1982 by Executive Order to advise the President on cultural policy...
Check out the latest coverage of the Sphinx Organization on PBS. It spotlights their work in Detroit and features Sphinx Virtuosi that performed at the 2017 GIA conference in Detroit...
From Arts Engines with Aaron Dworkin: Welcome to this week's episode of Arts Engines which now reaches over 100,000 weekly viewers in partnership with Detroit Public Television, Ovation TV, The Violin Channel and American Public Media including Performance Today and YourClassical. Arts Engines seeks to share the most valuable advice and input from arts administrators who tell their stories of creative problem-solving, policy, economic impact, crisis management and empowering the future of our field...
The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project is pleased to announce a six-part webinar series addressing common questions, clarifying misconceptions, and exploring ways to overcome obstacles in implementing trust-based philanthropy...
From the Philanthropy News Digest: The Open Society Foundations has announced the 2023 recipients of its Puerto Rico Youth Fellowships...
From Helicon: Artists have specialized skills and capacities, but their basic needs are not unique...

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