Racial Equity in Arts Philanthropy

Part I of Webinar Series

Maurine Knighton and Glyn Northington

Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) has made a commitment to increase philanthropic and government support to African, Latino/a, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) artists and arts organizations. Racial equity in arts philanthropy is an enormous topic, and there are many organizational and programmatic areas to investigate in the field, such as organizational culture, cultural competency, nontraditional grantmaking models, and systemic racism.

This four-session web conference series explores practices used to advance racial equity in arts grantmaking, specifically focusing on the various practice components of the grant cycle. Every funder is different, and there is not a one-size-fits-all set of practices that will eliminate biases and inequitable outcomes. There are, however, many funders in our field using or piloting practices designed to mitigate biases and lower applicant barriers. This series will feature examples from public, private, and intermediary grantmakers that we hope will offer inspiration for other grantmakers examining their own assumptions and practices.

Source: Grantmakers in the Arts