Racial Equity in Arts Funding Workshops
GIA’s Racial Equity workshops have been designed to help participants recognize that cultural funding is a system that has been historically racialized like so many societal systems and to help guide our approaches to re-designing cultural funding as an anti-racist system.
GIA offers two racial equity workshops for arts grantmakers: grounding and advancing:
The GIA Racial Equity in Arts Funding workshop is grounding and includes information on the history of racialization in the United States, the history of cultural funding, and real-world stories of success and examples of racial equity funding, strategies, and resources you may bring with you back to your organizations.
The Pro-BIPOC Arts Funding Community of Practice workshop is advancing, building on concepts and practices from the first. It is intentionally designed to be more dialogic, focused on building a community of practice between participants as they design or re-design their funding to be anti-racist. This workshop is most appropriate for those who have already 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 to be anti-racist.
If you want to know more, explore the workshop Frequently-Asked Questions.
Workshop participants in cities like Detroit; Cleveland; Seattle; Trenton, NJ; and Boston, MA; have shared with us that what is learned through these workshops will be highly instructive and useful to their work moving forward. Here are some of their remarks:
Please contact GIA president Eddie Torres at email@example.com with any questions.
For further context, we have included some of GIA’s racial equity content below: