Grantmakers in the Arts

July 20, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Remember her name. After anonymously giving $5.5 million to other female artists over the last 22 years, Susan Unterberg, the benefactor behind that effort, has revealed her identity through a The New York Times piece.

July 18, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), proposing funding cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by $23 million each was defeated on Wednesday by a vote of 114 to 297.

July 18, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The House Rules Committee green-lighted on Monday an amendment sponsored by Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), which would cut funding to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by $23 million each – a 15% cut to each agency, alerted Americans for the Arts.

July 17, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) takes pride in its "disruptive philanthropy," a practice of "conscious giving" and a model that starts "with the understanding that institutional and structural racism shapes (arts) funding and produces inequities in resources and opportunities."

July 16, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

The nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street recently announced the new Joan Ganz Cooney Fund for Vulnerable Children, which will support Sesame Street in Communities, an initiative that helps caregivers and community service providers give children a strong and healthy start.

July 12, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Organizations from the public, private, and philanthropic sectors announced recently the Racial Equity Here commitment, an effort to dismantle structural racism in America. Recognizing the need to collectively tackle growing racial disparities, these institutions invite others to join them in taking clear steps to prioritize racial equity in their work.

July 10, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Meow Wolf is an arts and entertainment group that is attracting audiences of all ages in its immersive art world.

July 9, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Arts are centered in the Radical Hope Fund, NoVo Foundation's new fund focused on social justice. The NoVo Foundation announced recently $34 million in grants to 19 organizations doing transformative social justice work in the United States and around the world.