Pro-BIPOC Arts Funding Community of Practice Workshop

GIA’s workshops are currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, please email us at gia@giarts.org so that we can let you know of cancellations for this workshop or reserve a spot for you for an upcoming workshop in the Spring.

The Pro-BIPOC Arts Funding Community of Practice workshop, co-designed by GIA and Hillombo Consulting, focuses on building a community of practice between participants as they design or re-design their funding. This Community of Practice workshop series is rooted in peer-to-peer dialogue between participants as they share their ongoing efforts, building their ability to critique, to strategize, and to plan.

This workshop is most appropriate for those who have previously participated, have already participated in racial equity, racial justice, or anti-racist trainings, or have experience designing or redesigning their funding as anti-racist.

The GIA team has designed this advanced workshop as a continuation of our support to the field and to complement our foundational/grounding Racial Equity in Arts Funding Workshop, which was collaboratively developed with Race Forward and True North EDI.

GIA has been offering racial equity workshops for grantmakers since 2017 to overwhelmingly positive feedback. We offer these two workshop series as a way to support funders with nuts-and-bolts guidance on how to better serve African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) communities through their grantmaking as well as to create a growing peer-to-peer community for learning and support.

We have adapted our workshops from the in-person format to offer them safely to you online. The new three-part structure will create more opportunities for reflection and dialogue without sacrificing the rich content we have prepared.

The workshop will be 12 hours and divided into four 3-hour modules.

Upcoming workshops:

September workshop series [ SOLD OUT ]:

  • Wednesday, September 8 | noon-3:00pm EDT / 9:00am-noon PDT
  • Friday, September 17 | noon-3:00pm EDT / 9:00am-noon PDT
  • Wednesday, September 22 | noon-3:00pm EDT / 9:00am-noon PDT
  • Tuesday, September 28 | noon-3:00pm EDT / 9:00am-noon PDT

For the deaf or hard of hearing, live captioning is available by request. Please contact GIA Program Manager Sherylynn Sealy at least four (4) business days prior to the workshop to request live captioning.

In the spirit of mutual aid, we charge those with the largest grantmaking budgets a higher fee so that we are able to secure the participation and perspectives of those with smaller professional development budgets.

Grantmaking budget Workshop fee per participant Workshop fee for 2 participants or more
Up to $1,999,999 $350 per participant $300 per participant
Public Agencies $350 per participant $300 per participant
National Partners $350 per participant $300 per participant
$2,000,000 - $4,999,999 $425 per participant $375 per participant
$5,000,000 and above $1000 per participant $950 per participant