GIA Reader (2000-present)

GIA Reader (2000-present)

March 9, 2020 by admin
The Community ACTS FundRead More...
March 9, 2020 by admin
he sits on the stone seat in the river of Marketand looks into the light the light changes he said and I feel time he speaks of the slant of the golden light when the season turnsand it seems the night with its mystery is coming the light is a veil of life he speaks of the sidewalk wet in the rainI think of his words when I’m out in the wetThe occult perfume of cement I wake up in the morning and call for my mother like I never did beforewhat was that you dreamed about time? that word you made?Read More...
March 9, 2020 by admin
“Every system is perfectly designed to get the result it gets.” — W. Edwards Deming (possibly apocryphal) Cultural equity is critical to the arts and culture sector’s long-term viability, as well as to the ability of the arts to contribute to healthy, vibrant, equitable communities for all. At the core of the challenges related to cultural equity are the historically inequitable distribution of resources and the value systems, biases, and systemic barriers associated with that distribution.Read More...
March 9, 2020 by admin
To be Black-idiosyncratic-Muslim-girlchild is to be lost and found The depression and the depressed The religion and the sinner The lie and the truth The psychosis and the psychotic The fruit and the infectious weeds The tear and the retraction of sadness The ache and the needle and the stitch The family and the estranged The kitten and the lion The poet and the poem The ten and the zero The date and the dated The empty pot and the full belly The wink and the snickerRead More...
March 9, 2020 by admin
Introduction John Ton, Robby’s Arc. Photo courtesy of author.Read More...
March 9, 2020 by admin
When I applied for a position at the Howard Gilman Foundation in the summer of 2014, there was very little I could do in the way of research or preparation. Online material about the late Howard Gilman was sparse. His foundation appeared to have a website, but upon closer inspection, it was just a single home page, and even that seemed out of date.Read More...
March 9, 2020 by admin
ABOUT THIS POEM: “‘Muddy’ is inspired by the motion and cadence of Diné words. Looking at it on the page, one sees kinetic text and hears onomatopoeia, so the repetition of ‘tł’ish’ reenacts the sound of someone stepping in mud, and then the word itself turns into a poem.” — Orlando WhiteRead More...
March 9, 2020 by admin
In the fall of 2019, SMU DataArts — in partnership with Theatre Communications Group (TCG) — released a paper examining the financial health of nonprofit theaters in the years leading up to, during, and following the Great Recession. With data pointing to an economic slowdown, the researchers explored the financial preparedness of US theaters to weather the coming period of uncertainty and turbulence.Read More...
March 9, 2020 by admin
Many of us working in arts philanthropy believe deeply in the power of art and culture to create shared experience and connection, and to contribute to strong, healthy, and resilient communities. We spend a lot of time making the case for the value of the arts to our colleagues in other fields, to our public officials, and those in other sectors. Over the past several years, there has been a noticeable and significant increase in interest among folks outside of the arts in how arts, culture, and creativity can play a role in equitable community development.Read More...
March 9, 2020 by admin
Black fathertells daughterthat she is now        Black daughter is not convinced she has grown upin the samebrown skinshe sits inas she listensto Black fathertell herof her newfound Blackness butBlackness is somethingher child mindis not yetable to understand it jumps tomore familiar thingslike        cartoonsRead More...