Racial Equity in Arts Funding 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.

Grantmakers in the Arts has partnered with Race Forward and True North EDI to develop the Racial Equity in Arts Funding Workshop, which we premiered at the 2017 GIA Annual Conference. GIA has been hosting the workshop for grantmakers since 2017 to overwhelmingly positive feedback. GIA continues to offer racial equity workshops as a way to support funders with nuts-and-bolts guidance on how to better serve African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, Native American (ALAANA) communities through their grantmaking. This workshop will include information on the history of racialization in the United States, the history of cultural funding, and real-world examples of racial equity funding, strategies, and resources you may bring with you back to your organizations.

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 9 hours and divided into three 3-hour modules.

Upcoming Workshops

March workshop series [ SOLD OUT ]:

  • Tuesday, March 9 | noon-3:00pm EST / 9:00am-noon PST
  • Tuesday, March 16 | noon-3:00pm EDT / 9:00am-noon PDT
  • Tuesday, March 23 | noon-3:00pm EDT / 9:00am-noon PDT

April workshop series [ SOLD OUT ]:

  • Tuesday, April 13 | noon-3:00pm EDT / 9:00am-noon PDT
  • Tuesday, April 20 | noon-3:00pm EDT / 9:00am-noon PDT
  • Tuesday, May 4 | noon-3:00pm EDT / 9:00am-noon PDT

June workshop series [ SOLD OUT ]:

  • Tuesday, June 8 | noon-3:00pm EDT / 9:00am-noon PDT
  • Tuesday, June 15 | noon-3:00pm EDT / 9:00am-noon PDT
  • Tuesday, June 22 | 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 for 1 participant Workshop fee for 2 participants or more
Up to $1,999,999 $275 per participant $250 per participant
Public Agencies $275 per participant $250 per participant
National Partners $275 per participant $250 per participant
$2,000,000 - $4,999,999 $425 per participant $375 per participant
$5,000,000 and above $1,000 per participant $900 per participant