Support for Individual Artists

October 3, 2017 by Monica

The Ford Foundation has selected a new round of recipients for its Art of Change fellowship, including several who have supported and participated in Grantmakers in the Arts programming over the years:

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August 15, 2017 by Monica

From Arts Professional:

Arts Council England should only fund projects that pay performers at least the minimum wage, a major new report by the Labour Party has recommended.

Focusing on improving diversity in the performing arts and tackling a “chronic culture of low pay or no pay,” the report emphasizes the importance of reforming education in schools, opening up access to drama schools, and increasing representation in both artistic and non-artistic roles.

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August 6, 2017 by Sustainable Arts Foundation

The Sustainable Arts Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2017 awards. Visual artists and writers who have at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible to apply.

They have increased their funding for 2017 and will make awards of $5,000 each to twenty artists and writers. At least half of their awards will go to applicants of color.

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August 7, 2017 by Steve

GIA gratefully remembers the thoughtful contributions of Ebony McKinney, San Francisco Arts Commission, who served on the Individual Artists Support Committee until her untimely passing on July 29, 2017.

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August 3, 2017 by Monica

An article on Artsy highlights a recent initiative and report by Upstart Co-Lab advocating the value of artists’ innovation and problem-solving skills in business settings:

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July 7, 2017 by Monica
The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies has released the State Arts Agency Legislative Appropriations Preview, Fiscal Year 2018. This document summarizes how state arts agencies fared during this year's budget deliberations and includes information on the appropriations each state arts agency expects to receive for FY2018, which began July 1, 2017. View the document. Read More...
June 9, 2017 by admin
The primary thread in my professional life over the past thirty years has been an attempt to understand, engage, and foster innovation and creativity in professional practice, public service, and the arts. For fifteen years or so I worked with foundations as a teacher, trainer, and advisor, focusing on strategic grant making, innovation in philanthropy, portfolio development, and program evaluation. Read More...
June 9, 2017 by admin
Recently, Caroline served on the jury of a government arts council. Among the forms she had to fill out were the standard nondiscrimination forms required of any vendor doing business in this city. It gave her pause, as one individual, to agree that her “firm” would not discriminate against “its employees” on the basis of “Race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (transgender status), domestic partner status, marital status, disability, AIDS/HIV status, height, weight.” Read More...
June 9, 2017 by admin
In many ways, it has been a heartening year for champions of the literary arts. Read More...