Racial Equity in Arts Funding Workshops

GIA’s Racial Equity in Arts Funding 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.

The GIA Racial Equity in Arts Funding workshop 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 next workshop will be 9 hours and divided into three 3-hour modules including:

  • March 9, 2021 from 9am–12pm PT / 12–3pm ET
  • March 16, 2021 from 9am–12pm PT / 12–3pm ET
  • March 23, 2021 from 9am–12pm PT / 12–3pm ET

Workshop participants in cities like Detroit; Cleveland; Seattle; Trenton, NJ; and Boston, MA; have expressed that what they learned from the workshop will be useful to their work. Here are some of their remarks:

“You and the whole facilitation team brought much needed context, advice, and inspiration to the group.”

“The case studies were useful to see other organizations' struggles, efforts, and successes and compare them to the experiences we face. It is always helpful to learn about how other similar organizations operate.”

“There was a level of honesty around the challenges of racial justice work that I haven't experienced in a training previously.”

Please contact GIA president Eddie Torres at eddie@giarts.org with any questions.

For further context, we have included some of GIA’s racial equity content below: