Press Room and Announcements

Posted on June 2, 2020 by admin

We at Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) must express our grief at the murder of George Floyd and so many other Black people who have died in similarly unjust circumstances of police violence or at the hands of white supremacy.

Posted on May 11, 2020 by admin

Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) is delighted that Congress has passed the Supporting Older Americans Act, including our recommendations that the Administration on Aging include the arts in the issues to be identified and addressed and be included among supportive services for older Americans.

Posted on January 29, 2020 by Steve

Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to join its team in its office in the Bronx, New York. This position will report directly to the Vice President.

Posted on November 18, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) seeks a consulting partner with whom to strategize how to manage our organization more equitably.

GIA’s ultimate goal is to be a great place to work – a place where we act equitably, interrogate the impacts of our decisions and engage each other in direct conversations about the ways we work together.

This consultancy would include:

Posted on July 29, 2019 by Steve

Grantmakers in the Arts is the membership association of over 300 foundations, public agencies, and nonprofits from across the nation that are united in their support for the arts as a reflection of their belief that arts and culture are what make us fully human.

Grantmakers in the Arts stands in support of Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) and encourages the state legislature and Governor’s office to restore the agency at prior funding levels in FY 2021.

Posted on June 25, 2019 by Steve

Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) seeks a consulting partner with whom to strategize how to integrate the arts into policy and funding portfolios (such as health, education, safety, and the environment) that do not traditionally think about the arts as having a role. GIA holds the value of racial equity toward racial justice. Therefore, in addition to incorporating arts strategies and allies into these portfolios, GIA is also interested in how arts and culture can help change these existing systems to make them more racially and culturally just.

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

GIA has published an online resource for those working in arts education so they understand the resources and leverage support going toward quality arts and arts education at the state, district, and school level.

New York, NY — October 29, 2018. Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) has released an online state-by-state guide on how States are using their federal funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) to support arts education and arts programming in K-12 schools in the United States.

Posted on February 13, 2018 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

GIA commissioned a reflection on changes in arts and culture public and private funding over the past decades in the United States. The result is “Arts Funding at Twenty-Five:  What Data and Analysis Continue to Tell Funders about the Field,” a comprehensive report by researcher Steven Lawrence that also laid the ground for GIA’s first webinar of the year on this subject.

Posted on August 16, 2017 by Monica

SEATTLE AND NEW YORK — Edwin Torres, deputy commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, has been selected by the Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) board of directors as the organization’s new president & CEO. Torres will become GIA’s third CEO after a national search for a successor to current CEO Janet Brown, who will step down at the end of 2017.

Posted on December 11, 2016 by Monica

SEATTLE – Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) is pleased to announce the recent election of three new members of its board of directors. Jaime Dempsey, deputy director of Arizona Commission on the Arts; Ken May, executive director of South Carolina Arts Commission; and Sharnita C. Johnson, arts program director of The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation have each been elected for a three-year term beginning January 2017.