Racial Equity in Arts Funding Workshop

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 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 four-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 4 three-hour modules.

Upcoming Workshops

February Workshop Series: SOLD OUT!

The February workshop series is at capacity. You can still register for another workshop series below. If you would like to be put on a waitlist for the February workshop series, contact us at workshops@giarts.org.

  • Wednesday February 2 | 1:30 - 4:30pm EST | 10:30am – 1:30pm PST
  • Wednesday February 9 | 1:30 - 4:30pm EST | 10:30am – 1:30pm PST
  • Wednesday February 16 | 1:30 - 4:30pm EST | 10:30am – 1:30pm PST
  • Wednesday February 23 | 1:30 - 4:30pm EST | 10:30am – 1:30pm PST

March Workshop Series: SOLD OUT!

The March workshop series is at capacity. You can still register for another workshop series below. If you would like to be put on a waitlist for the March workshop series, contact us at workshops@giarts.org.

  • Wednesday March 2 | 1:30 - 4:30pm EST | 10:30am – 1:30pm PST
  • Wednesday March 9 | 1:30 - 4:30pm EST | 10:30am – 1:30pm PST
  • Wednesday March 16 | 1:30 - 4:30pm EDT | 10:30am – 1:30pm PDT
  • Wednesday March 23 | 12 - 3pm EDT | 9am – 12pm PDT

July Workshop Series:

  • Tuesday July 12 | 1:30 - 4:30pm EDT | 10:30am – 1:30pm PDT
  • Thursday July 14 | 1:30 - 4:30pm EDT | 10:30am – 1:30pm PDT
  • Tuesday July 19 | 1:30 - 4:30pm EDT | 10:30am – 1:30pm PDT
  • Thursday July 21 | 1:30 - 4:30pm EDT | 10:30am – 1:30pm PDT

Join us in July

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 $400 per participant $350 per participant
Public Agencies $400 per participant $350 per participant
National Partners $400 per participant $350 per participant
$2,000,000 - $4,999,999 $450 per participant $400 per participant
$5,000,000 and above $950 per participant $900 per participant