2023 Webinar Series

GIA’s webinars are designed for both emerging and experienced grantmakers with information and discussions that inform their day-to-day practices. These programs are free to members and available at a minimal charge to nonmembers. Past webinars have addressed topics including arts education, evaluations, support for individual artists, racial equity in arts philanthropy, and research relevant to the arts grantmaking field.

GIA’s Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture Part 2: Foundation Funding [PASSED]

Tuesday, October 17, 2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT

  • Steven Lawrence, philanthropy and nonprofit consultant, Steven Lawrence Consulting

The Role of Artist Labor: Artists Can’t Eat Prestige [PASSED]

Tuesday, September 12, 2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT

  • Rafael Espinal, executive director, Freelancers Union
  • Dr. Angie Kim, president and CEO, Center for Cultural Innovation
  • Jessica Mele, former program officer, Performing Arts, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Dr. Rychetta Watkins, director of Grantmaking and Partnerships, Memphis Music Initiative

Data Driven Strategic Messaging for BIPOC Communities through Stories in the Public Square [PASSED]

Tuesday, August 22, 2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PDT

  • Firdaus Arastu, program director, Rights and Inclusion Team, ReThink Media
  • Erum Ikramullah, research program manager, ISPU
  • Neil Ruiz, head of new research initiatives and associate director of race and ethnicity research, Pew Research Center
  • Zeyba Rahman, director, Building Bridges Program, Doris Duke Foundation

Navigating the Path: Journeying Through Participatory Grantmaking [PASSED]

Wednesday, July 26, 3:00pm EDT/12:00pm PDT

  • Adam Fong, program officer, Performing Arts, Hewlett Foundation 
  • Lucas Grindley, executive director, Next City 
  • Shaunda McDill, managing director, Pittsburgh Public Theater 

Increasing Art, Health, and Wealth in Trauma Affected Communities [PASSED]

Tuesday, July 11, 2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT

  • Christina D. Eskridge, MPH., founder and executive director, Elevate Theatre Company LLC and board secretary, National Organization for Arts in Health
  • Rick Luftglass, executive director, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
  • Susan Magsamen., founder and executive director, International Arts + Mind Lab (IAM Lab), Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics

Supporting Indigenous Communities: Cultural Nuances & Thoughtful Impact [PASSED]

Tuesday, June 13, 2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PDT

  • Heather Bruegl, M.A, historian, Indigenous consultant, lecturer
  • Joseph M. Pierce, associate professor, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature, Stony Brook University
  • Jolene Rickard, Ph.D., visual historian, artist and curator

Narrative Change: Inspiring a Vision and Protecting the Freedoms to Move and Stay [PASSED]

Tuesday, June 6, 2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT

  • Terry Marshall, founder and creative director, Intelligent Mischief & Black Migrant Futures Design Lab
  • Nayantara Sen, former lead designer, Butterfly Lab for Immigrant Narrative Strategies & current director of Field and Funder Learning, Pop Culture Collaborative
  • Nick Szuberla, executive director & co-founder, Narrative Arts

Puerto Rico – The Diaspora, The Island [PASSED]

Wednesday, April 12, 3:00pm EST/12:00pm PST

  • Carlos Rodriguez, Flamboyan Arts Fund
  • Pam Breaux, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
  • Alexis Ortiz, Mellon Foundation

GIA’s Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture Part 1: Public Funding [PASSED]

Tuesday, February 28, 2:00pm EST/11:00am PST

  • Nakyung Rhee, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
  • Ryan Stubbs, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
  • Mohja Rhoads, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies