ICYMI: “Five Things State and District Leaders Should Know About the American Rescue Plan”

A blog post published by the Wallace Foundation explains “Five Things State and District Leaders Need to Know Now” about the American Rescue Plan, the federal government’s third major COVID-19 relief bill that “provides nearly $2 trillion to support the nation’s efforts to reopen and recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Included is more than $126 billion for K-12 schools and additional funding for early childhood and higher education.”

New Toolkit for Arts Organizations at a Crossroads

A new toolkit, “The Arts Organizations at a Crossroads Toolkit: Managing transitions and preserving assets,” published by the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER), seeks to guide arts leaders through significant transitions they are likely to face during their organization’s life: structural shifts, loss of key staff/leadership, and creation of artistic and physical assets which deserve preserving.

New Toolkit Alert for Arts Organizations at a Crossroads

A new toolkit, “The Arts Organizations at a Crossroads Toolkit: Managing transitions and preserving assets,” published by the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER), seeks to guide arts leaders through significant transitions they are likely to face during their organization’s life: structural shifts, loss of key staff/leadership, and creation of artistic and physical assets which deserve preserving.

What We're Reading: An artistic project explores the impact of artists on cities

A Hyperallergic article discusses how Julia Weist, one of four 2019–2020 New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs’s Public Artists in Residence, was paired with the Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) and in doing so, “she dedicated herself to parsing the relationship between the city and its artists as documented in these vast municipal archives.”

“How Artists Help Build Equitable, Empathetic Infrastructure”: ICYMI

A recent article in Next City discusses how residents of Grand Marais, Minnesota “faced the loss of their only major highway due to necessary but disruptive construction” and how “seeking ways to support the residents during this disruptive process, the local government brought in artist Amanda Lovelee to turn the project into something productive for the community.

Member Spotlight: Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation

Submitted by Carmen Graciela Díaz on September 1, 2021 For the month of September, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ). This is the text UMEZ submitted for this Spotlight: Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation’s footprint may be small, covering only …