Grantmakers in the Arts

March 29, 2024 by Jaime Sharp

Cave Canem was founded by Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady in 1996 to remedy the underrepresentation and isolation of African-American poets in the literary landscape. That year, Cave Canem welcomed the inaugural cohort of Fellows to our Retreat—a residency of intensive poetry workshops and readings, which offers an unparalleled opportunity to join a community of peers and study with a faculty of renowned poets—at Mount St. Alphonsus Seminary, in Esopus, New York. Since 2003, University of Pittsburgh|Greensburg has hosted the flagship program.

February 26, 2024 by Jaime Sharp in Support for Individual Artists

GIA is pleased to announce four new members to the Support for Individual Artists (SfIA) Committee.  

December 14, 2023 by Jaime Sharp in Racial Equity

From Funders for Justice:

December 14, 2023 by Jaime Sharp in Racial Equity

From Council on Foundations: 

We invite philanthropic and nonprofit organizations to sign on to the statement below to join the Council on Foundations and Independent Sector in supporting the rights of philanthropic organizations, charitable nonprofits, and individual donors to give in ways that align with their values.  

December 12, 2023 by Jaime Sharp in Arts and Community Development

From the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation: 

Community Foundations for Just Communities
Thursday January 18 from 2-3:30 EST/1-2:30 CST/noon-1:30 MST/11-12:30 PST

Community Foundations can open doors for new ways to support artists and arts organizations.  Donor advised funds (DAFs), collaborations with private foundations, advocacy and lobbying are all aspects that can bring more resources to the field.  

December 12, 2023 by Jaime Sharp in Philanthropic practice

From Arts Funders Forum: 

End the year with some of the thought leaders that we turn to for advice and wisdom. Hear about the most pressing issues facing arts funding, and their actionable solutions to forge ahead in 2024. 

Join them for this webinar on December 19 at 11 CT/12pm ET.

Learn more and register here

December 11, 2023 by Jaime Sharp in Social Justice

From Northern California Grantmakers: 

December 11, 2023 by Jaime Sharp in Racial Equity

For the final conversation in 2023 for The Shift, Mark will be in conversation with the first woman of color to lead Dance/USA, a service organization for the dance field in its 40-year history. In this conversation, we will discuss how the Board of Directors should and can support women of color in executive leadership positions in the non-profit sector.

The discussion will stream on LinkedIn on Tuesday, December 12 from 2-2:45pm EST. Learn more here.