2022 GIA Conference
New York | Oct 6 – 12

2022 GIA Conference


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Grantmakers in the Arts welcomes you back to NYC — occupied Munsee Lenape, Wappinger, Canarsie, Lekawe, and Matinecock lands and hometown to GIA since 2018 — for our annual conference! Since we’ve gathered last, we’ve witnessed the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, demands for justice for Black lives, and a history of racial inequity that remains unreconciled.

As we prepare to gather again, after quite some time, we attend to the needs of our home communities and consider what each of us can bring to the conference in support of each other. As this city reminds us, we find ourselves between creativity and tension, creation and extraction, forward-looking ideas of liberation and past-connecting ideas of relation, stewardship, and interdependence. In this moment, we are asking: What do we need? And, what do creative communities need? How are we, as stewards of wealth and holders of power, using our imaginations to build a present and future that will redress past and present struggle?

The unprecedented pandemic-era reverberations have taken tolls on all of us, on our health and environment, on our tolerance and capacity for uncertainty. We believe the vibrance and creativity of NYC keeps us feeling, dreaming, fighting for new futures. What can we make possible by gathering, attending to both grief and joy, and committed to moving forward together?

Join us October 6-12 as we reunite to reimagine the present and the future of arts and culture.

Thursday, October 6Wednesday, October 12
Note: Saturday registration is located in the Main Lobby**

Saturday, Oct 8
Sunday, Oct 9
Monday, Oct 10
Tuesday, Oct 11
Wednesday, Oct 12

2022 Planning Committee

  • Brandi Stewart, Program Officer for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (co‑chair)
  • Salem Tsegaye, Program Officer, Arts & Culture, The New York Community Trust (co‑chair)
  • Cheryl Anhava, Vice President, Program Officer, Private Foundation Services at JPMorgan Private Bank
  • Anna Campbell, Senior Program Officer, Howard Gilman Foundation
  • Robert Smith III, Program Officer, Thriving Cultures, Surdna Foundation
  • Nadia Elokdah, Vice President & Director of Programs, Grantmakers in the Arts
  • Eddie Torres, President & CEO, Grantmakers in the Arts

Learn more about our conference artist, Lady Pink.