Grantmakers in the Arts

April 4, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Emergency Readiness, Response, and Recovery

In Denver, a fund at the city’s public funding agency - IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund – was modified for a state-wide partnership to offer relief for artists across the state of Colorado, and, in the process, nearly tripled in amount available to individual artists, according to a press release.

April 1, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Emergency Readiness, Response, and Recovery

The "literally overnight evaporation of gigs, commissions and sales": that is what the coronavirus crisis, as Next City puts it, has meant for many of America’s nearly 5 million cultural workers.

April 1, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

For the month of April, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by Center for Cultural Innovation.

March 30, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Emergency Readiness, Response, and Recovery

The Personal Emergency Relief Fund, a program of Springboard for the Arts, an economic and community development organization for artists and by artists based in Fergus Falls and Saint Paul, Minnesota, has added language to specifically address COVID19-related cancellations.

March 27, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Emergency Readiness, Response, and Recovery

Congress gave final approval on Friday, March 27, to a $2 trillion measure that will deliver "direct payments and jobless benefits for individuals, money for states, and a huge bailout fund for businesses" battered by coronavirus crisis, as The New York Times reported.

March 26, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Philanthropic practice

Arts philanthropy, while not leaving legacy gifts behind, is shifting toward "impact and engagement and making a difference,” says Anders Petterson, founder of ArtTactic and author of the report TEFAF Art Market Report: Art Patronage in the 21st Century, Barron's reports.

March 25, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Emergency Readiness, Response, and Recovery

London N. Breed, San Francisco mayor, announced an Arts Relief Program to invest in working artists and arts and cultural organizations financially impacted by COVID-19.

March 23, 2020 by Carmen Graciela Díaz in Arts Funders Respond, Funders Statements, Funders Taking Action, Emergency Readiness, Response, and Recovery

Lisa Pilar Cowan, vice president of the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, shared recently how the foundation has started to take action in light of the ongoing impact of the coronavirus "to reflect where we are – off a cliff."