2017 GIA Conference:
Legacy and Leadership
Previous conference websites are archived online.
Saturday, October 28Tuesday, October 31
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, Michigan, 48243
(313) 568-8000

Grantmakers in the Arts welcomes you to Detroit, a city with a rich culture of creativity, innovation, and resilience. In addition to being the historic heart of the American automotive industry, Motown is also the home of incredible architecture; a legacy of activism; and vibrant arts, music, and design communities. The city is undergoing an immense transition, from its former identity as an industrial epicenter, toward defining what the future could be for an American city. Engage with your colleagues from across North America at the GIA Conference for a unique opportunity to be inspired by the people and culture of Detroit.

Grantmakers is the Arts has a long-held commitment to engaging the community in each city where the annual national conference is held. Read GIA’s Conference Guiding Principles and Practices.

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

2017 Conference Committee

Regina Smith, The Kresge Foundation (Chair)
John Bracey, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
Christina deRoos, Kresge Arts in Detroit
Kimberly Driggins, City Of Detroit
Sigal Hemy, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation
Kamilah Henderson, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
George Jacobsen, William Davidson Foundation
Sharnita Johnson, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundaion
Katy Locker, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Alycia Socia, The Kresge Foundation