Monthly Archives: October 2017

What will you risk?

Day 2. The scene: A passionate conversation with fellow conference attendees over breakfast. We are grateful for this time together to eat free food, consume coffee, hear from more local artist activists and cultural workers, and begin reflecting on some … Continue reading

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Counter Narrative is the TRUTH

The Detroit Idea Lab, Though… If you didn’t already know, the Idea Lab is hands down my favorite thing about GIA Conferences. (If there’s any doubt, just see my previous conference blog posts.) No shade to the sessions, which undoubtedly … Continue reading

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Racial Equity in Arts Philanthropy

“Nothing about us without us is for us.” This proverb, popularized by South African disability and youth activists, served as the introductory frame for the daylong precon, Racial Equity in Arts Philanthropy.  These words were presented by facilitators as a … Continue reading

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Meet the blogger: 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 2017 Conference Blog!

Grantmakers in the Arts is pleased to have a fantastic blogger covering the 2017 Conference in Detroit. Lara Davis, Arts Education Manager for the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture will be posting her comments and reactions beginning Saturday, October … Continue reading

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