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 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 series, 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 workshop series is rooted in peer-to-peer dialogue between participants as they share their ongoing efforts, and build their ability to critique, to strategize, and plan. This workshop series uses critical race theory as its frame and organizing as its call to action.

This workshop series is most appropriate for those who have previously participated in GIA’s Racial Equity in Arts Funding workshop; 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 partnered with Hillombo Consulting to design this advanced workshop series as a continuation of our support to the field, complementing 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 workshop series as a way to support funders with foundational guidance on how to better serve BIPOC communities through their grantmaking, as well as creating 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 structure will create more opportunities for reflection and dialogue without sacrificing the quality content.

The workshop will be divided into four 3-hours modules, totaling 12 hours. Additionally, the workshops will be accompanied with 6 hours of follow-up in three 2-hour group discussions, totaling 18 hours of engagement.

Upcoming workshops:

2022 Workshops

November 1, 4, 10 & 17, 2022 from 10am-1pmPT/1-4pmET

With follow up discussions January 19, March 16 & May 19, 2023 from 12-2pmPT/3-5pmET

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 GIA members Non-members
Up to $1,999,999 $450 per participant $500 per participant
Public Agencies $450 per participant $500 per participant
National Partners $450 per participant $500 per participant
$2,000,000 - $4,999,999 $650 per participant $800 per participant
$5,000,000 and above $900 per participant $1,100 per participant