Grantmakers in the Arts

March 1, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Arts and Social Justice, Racial Equity

Grace Nicolette, vice president, Programming and External Relations of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, wrote recently that her observation from working in philanthropy for more than 15 years "is that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are often left out of conversations around race, either purposefully or by neglect."

March 1, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Arts and Social Justice, Racial Equity

In its inaugural year, NPN’s Southern Artists for Social Change program awarded $300,000 through 12 project grants to artists and culture bearers of color engaging in social change in urban, rural, and tribal communities of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

March 1, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Arts Education

A post by Jamie Hipp and Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, in collaboration with the Arts Education Partnership Higher Education Working Group, says "offering arts integration coursework for preservice teachers can embolden elementary teachers to embed the arts into the crowded curriculum, leading to benefits for students and teachers alike."

March 1, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

For the month of March, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by the Rozsa Foundation.

February 22, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Emergency Readiness, Response, and Recovery, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) has launched a new survey of NYC’s cultural community that will build on DCLA's report from last year, which captured the impact of the earliest days of the pandemic on NYC’s arts and cultural organizations.

February 22, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Arts and Social Justice, Racial Equity

Toya Lillard wrote a piece in Hyperallergic that asks "the philanthropic, nonprofit, and education sectors to expand their circles of trust beyond white or white-adjacent executive leadership in order to water the roots."

February 22, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Arts and Social Justice, Racial Equity

Philanthropic organizations and funders launched together the California Black Freedom Fund, a new $100 million initiative to provide resources to Black-led power-building organizations in the state over the next five years.

February 12, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Philanthropic practice

An article in Impact Alpha reflects on building a personal portfolio of impact investments in the creative economy.