Monthly Archives: October 2016

Reflections

It’s been a week since the GIA Conference (GIAcon) ended, and I’m already gearing up for arts conference number three of the season. Next week, I’ll be heading to Chicago for the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s Annual Conference. … Continue reading

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Offering Space, Unbound Arts and Dynamic Resources

“How do we ensure equity and inclusion are at the core of our curatorial process and financial models?” was the question at the center of Eyenga Bokamba’s quest to remake Intermedia Arts and it became the core question of the … Continue reading

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How can we support artists in the new economy?

Artists and the New Economy Organized by Angie Kim, President & CEO, Center for Cultural Innovation. Moderated by Alexis Frasz, Researcher, Helicon Collaborative; and Holly Sidford, President, Helicon Collaborative. Presented by Angie Kim, President and CEO, Center for Cultural Innovation; … Continue reading

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Race & Place

The GIA Conference is the best convening you’ve likely never heard of, unless of course, you work in grantmaking – which is a lot of people. I became aware of GIA and the conference when I began working for the … Continue reading

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Beauty, Justice and Alternate Finance

Towards Beauty or Towards Justice: Must We Choose? Organized by Elizabeth Méndez Berry, Program Officer, Surdna Foundation; and Risë Wilson, Director of Philanthropy, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Moderated by Elizabeth Méndez Berry, Program Officer, Surdna Foundation. Presented by Paul Rucker, Artist; … Continue reading

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We must build together – the knowing

We must build together – the knowing. Barak adé Soleil 10/16/2016 Building Equity in Support for Individual Artists (Preconference) Carlton Turner of Alternate ROOTS, and our host for the day, welcomed us into the space and kept the day moving … Continue reading

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Arts Education Preconference Reflection

This year, I began my GIA Conference as co-facilitator for the “Access to a Lifetime of Arts Education: Every Child, Every Adult” preconference. My pal and co-conspirator in the work of racial justice, consultant and theatre teaching artist Tina LaPadula, … Continue reading

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Meet the bloggers: Ebony McKinney

Ebony McKinney is a program officer with the San Francisco Arts Commission. She previously held positions with The BRITDOC Foundation in London, Intersection for the Arts, and the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. She has participated in grant review panels for the California … Continue reading

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Meet the bloggers: Lara Davis

Lara Davis has been active in youth development and community arts education for more than a decade. She has served as a Seattle arts commissioner and as program director for Arts Corps, a youth arts organization. At the Seattle Office … Continue reading

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Welcome to the GIA 2016 Conference Blog!

Grantmakers in the Arts is pleased to have a fantastic pair of bloggers covering the 2016 Conference in Saint Paul. Ebony McKinney, program officer with the San Francisco Arts Commission, and Lara Davis, Arts Education Manager for the Seattle Office … Continue reading

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