2018 GIA Conference
Race, Space, and Place
Oakland, CA  |  October 21–24

Beyond the Money

What we’re learning about support to individual artists

Monday, October 22, 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Oakland Center: Fruitvale (1000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607)

Organized and moderated by Lillian Osei-Boateng, program manager, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Presented by Lynnette Miranda, program manager, United States Artists; Joanna Haigood, artistic director/choreographer, Zaccho Dance Theatre; and Kay Takeda, senior director of Artist Programs, Joan Mitchell Foundation.

More and more foundations are making it a priority to offer support to their grantees beyond grant dollars. Foundations that support individual artists in particular recognize that these artists need a bundle of different kinds of support in order to thrive. From retirement incentives to access to health care, these are just some of the benefits that many foundations are providing in addition to their grant dollars to help their grantees obtain the basic necessities that many citizens have and often take for granted. A few of these grant programs are currently at inflection points with relatively new leadership in place. In this session, we will hear from these administrators as they look back to harvest lessons learned and discuss how they’ve refined their programs to respond to the emerging needs of artists. We will discuss the commonalities and distinctions between each program’s approach and hear from some artists who have benefited from this unique type of support to see how it’s affected their lives and the way the create work.