Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

April 16, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Funders are redefining philanthropic giving in education, focusing increasingly on advancing education equity, according to a new report from Grantmakers in Education. Read More...
March 29, 2019 by admin
Edgar Villanueva. 2018, 217 pages, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Oakland, CA. Edgar Villanueva’s new book, Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, opens with the perfect epigraph from activist, artist, and philanthropist Beyoncé. “If we are going to heal,“ she advises, “let it be glorious.”Read More...
March 29, 2019 by admin
As a society and country, we continue to struggle with the legacy of racism and the structural barriers that have been created to privilege some while oppressing others. Building racial equity and social justice takes dedication, inspiration, honesty, and a willingness to admit and learn from our failures. There are no foolproof guides or programs, nor one right path to achieving racial equity. It becomes a daily practice to question norms and work to make change.Read More...
March 25, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
A shift is underway in American theater. According to a national survey of artistic directors turnover at American theaters conducted by two Bay Area directors, women have been named to 41 percent of the 85 jobs filled since 2015, and people of color have been named to 26 percent. Read More...
March 13, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Understanding where our values and beliefs come from is a key drive for people committed to social change, according to a recent blog post by Julienne Kaleta and Joanna Carrasco, Living Cities coordinators. Read More...
March 7, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
Last year, the League of American Orchestras partnered with The Sphinx Organization and New World Symphony (NWS) launching the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), an initiative to increase Latinx and Black orchestra players in the country. Read More...
February 28, 2019 by Nadia Elokdah
As we come to the close of February, and therefore the close of Black History Month, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the many posts sharing black stories. There have been calls reminding us to celebrate #blackgirlmagic, to speak out the truth that #BlackLivesMatter, and reminders that movements only succeed when we’re all active and engaged. For these reasons, we at GIA commit ourselves to racial equity in our work, our team, and in the field. Read More...
February 25, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In honor of this year's Museum Advocacy Day, which takes place Feb. 25-26 in Washington, D.C., at Grantmakers in the Arts we look back at some of the museum contents we have published in our news feed and Reader. Some of the posts tackle diversity initiatives in both staff and boards while others explore the importance of integrating missing -or underrepresented- voices and artists. Read More...
February 15, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The Mosaic Network and Fund in The New York Community Trust, a learning network and collaborative fund to support arts and cultural organizations that are led by, created for, and accountable to ALAANA people will kick off in March, announced a post penned by Maurine Knighton and Kerry McCarthy, co-chairs, advisory committee of The Mosaic Network and Fund in The New York Community Trust. Read More...
February 14, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) recently announced 16 arts organizations received awards in recognition of their work and for their potential continued impact on their fields. Read More...