Opportunity Fund Made a Change in Practice to Release Funds Above the Minimum Payout of 5%

Submitted by Carmen Graciela Díaz on June 16, 2021 The Opportunity Fund announced support totaling $1,112,500 in grants to arts and social and economic justice organizations, the largest cycle in its seventh year of grantmaking. “The increase in amount awarded is a result of the Board of Directors decision to …

NEA Partners with the White House to Encourage People to Get their COVID-19 Vaccine So Arts Venues Can Open

Submitted by Carmen Graciela Díaz on June 15, 2021 The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has partnered with the White House in its “We Can Do This” campaign to encourage people to get their COVID-19 vaccine so that all arts venues can open and welcome audiences. According to the …

What We're Reading: “Why centering racial equity is necessary for achieving Barr’s Arts & Creativity program goals”

Submitted by Carmen Graciela Díaz on June 10, 2021 E. San San Wong, Barr Foundation program director and GIA Board of Directors alumni, wrote recently a piece on why centering racial equity is necessary for achieving Barr’s Arts & Creativity program goals. In this post she describes where the Barr …

Lulani Arquette, GIA Board of Directors Alumni, and Roberto Bedoya, Current GIA Board Member, Win the Berresford Prize

Submitted by Carmen Graciela Díaz on June 9, 2021 United States Artists announced Lulani Arquette, GIA Board of Directors alumni, and Roberto Bedoya, current GIA Board Member, as recipients of the 2021 Berresford Prize, “an annual award that honors cultural practitioners who have contributed significantly to the advancement, wellbeing, and …

ICYMI: “#ShiftThePower: what power and how far has it shifted?”

Submitted by Carmen Graciela Díaz on June 8, 2021 “What is the #ShiftThePower movement and how much has it achieved?,” writes Alliance Magazine discussing a webinar aimed to answer these questions with a panel of activists and professionals working with small, grassroots organizations within local communities. “Bringing insights from across …

New Grant Alert: New York Life Foundation awards $1.5 million to out-of-school time programs advancing racial justice efforts

Submitted by Carmen Graciela Díaz on June 8, 2021 The New York Life Foundation in partnership with the Afterschool Alliance announced $1.5 million in new grants to 36 youth development organizations to support disadvantaged middle school youth during the out-of-school time (OST) hours. According to the press release, this year, …