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Conference Sessions

Monday

8:00 - 9:30 Breakfast Plenary
9:30 - 9:50 Break

9:50 - 10:50

A Match Made in/with Heaven: Arts and Religious Organizations Get Serious
Ransom
Organized by Cate Fox, Program Officer, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Business Unusual: Moving the Field from “Best Practices” to “Next Practices”
Napoleon
Organized by Arizona Commission on the Arts.
Getting Beyond Breakeven 2.0: Exploring the Opportunities and the Limits of Making Investments Toward Change
Hemingway
Organized by Olive Mosier, Director, Arts Funding, William Penn Foundation.
Creativity and the Arts as a Portal to STEM Learning
Fountain
Organized by Kerry McCarthy, Program Officer, Arts & Historic Preservation, The New York Community Trust.
Critical Feedback: An Experiment in Five Acts
Room with a View
Organized by Peter Nesbett, Associate Director for Programs, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Funding a Collective Impact Initiative After the Start-Up Phase
Warwick
Organized by Ellen Ray, Grants Director, Still Water Foundation.
Us = Them: The Collaborative Practice of Philanthropy
Grapevine
Organized by Esther Grimm, Executive Director, 3Arts.
Working Together: The Art of Funder/Intermediary Relationships
Déjà vu
Organized by Grantmakers in the Arts.
10:50 - 11:10 Break

11:10 - 12:40

Building the Field of Our Dreams
Hemingway
Organized by Rick Noguchi, Senior Program Officer, The James Irvine Foundation.
Art and Tech: Bending New Technologies to Native Traditions
Napoleon
Organized by Reuben Roqueñi, Program Officer, Performing Arts Program, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Resources at the Roots of Culture
Fountain
Organized by Kim Cook, President, Arts Council of New Orleans.
Creative Youth Development: An Agenda for Collective Action
Warwick
Organized by Jonathan Herman, Executive Director, National Guild for Community Arts Education.
How Five Arts & Culture Funders are Smashing Silos
Room with a View
Organized by Aaron Dorfman, Executive Director, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.
Working at the Intersection of Arts and Community Health: Perspectives on New Research and Practice
Grapevine
Organized by Amy Kitchener, Executive Director, Alliance for California Traditional Arts; and Maria Rosario Jackson, Senior Adviser, Arts & Culture, The Kresge Foundation.
Meaningful Connections to Communities: Indicators of Success
Déjà vu
Organized by Scott Stoner, Director, Programs and Resources, Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
Grantee Learning Communities: Theories, Innovations and New Practices for Arts Funders
Ransom
Organized by by Amy Fitterer, Executive Director, Dance/USA.
12:40 - 1:00 Break
1:00 - 2:45 Lunchon Plenary
2:45 - 3:15 Break

3:15 - 4:45

Applying Racial Justice Principles to Arts Education Grantmaking
Grapevine
Organized by Justin Laing, Senior Program Officer, The Heinz Endowments.
Charting New Territory: Supporting the Arts in the Military/Veteran Space
Déjà vu
Organized by Marete Wester, Senior Director of Arts Policy, Americans for the Arts.
Creative Placemaking and Community Resilience
Fountain
Organized by Edwin Torres, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation.
Fiscal Sponsorship: New Practices, New Solutions
Napoleon
Organized by Frances Phillips, Program Director, Arts and the Creative Work Fund, Walter and Elise Haas Fund.
Supporting Artists in Community Settings: New Thinking Needed
A Room with a View
Organized by Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Co-Director, Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts; and Janet Brown, President & CEO, Grantmakers in the Arts.
The Public Benefits and Value of Arts & Culture: What Have We Learned and Why Does It Matter?
Ransom
Organized by Karen Gahl-Mills, Executive Director, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
Transforming Culture/Creating Justice
Hemingway
Organized by F. Javier Torres, Director of National Grantmaking, ArtPlace America.
6:30 Dine-arounds

Tuesday

8:00 - 9:30 Breakfast Plenary
9:30 - 9:50 Break

9:50 - 10:50

Fifteen Years in the Life of an Idea
Grapevine
Organized by Ruby Lerner, President & Executive Director, Creative Capital.
Digging into Data on Arts Education
Hemingway
Organized by Frank Baiocchi, Senior Program Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation.
Funding Commercial Creative Businesses: Sell Out or Smart Strategy?
Napoleon
Organized by Kerry Adams Hapner, Director of Cultural Affairs, City of San Jose; and Joe Smoke, Grants Director, City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).
GIA’s Research Initiative on Support for Individual Artists
Fountain
Organized by Grantmakers in the Arts.
Leading the Charge: Theatre Communications Group’s Diversity & Inclusion Institute
Warwick
Organized by Kevin Bitterman, Associate Director, Artistic & International Programs, Theatre Communications Group.
National Capitalization Project Progress Report
Room with a View
Organized by Grantmakers in the Arts.
SMART Growth: Assessing and Improving Management Capacity
Ransom
Organized by Suzanne Connor, Senior Program Officer, Chicago Community Trust.
Transmedia Narrative: Storytelling Tools for Grantmakers
Déjà vu
Organized by Nicole Chipi, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
10:50 - 11:10 Break

11:10 - 12:40

A New Era of Partnership: Developing Enhanced Relationships with Grantees
Warwick
Organized by Ted Russell, Senior Program Officer, The James Irvine Foundation.
Cohort Models: The Power of Learning Together
Napoleon
Organized by Sharon Rodning Bash, Program Director, Arts Midwest.
Strategies to Increase Equity in Grantmaking & Empowerment
Hemingway
Organized by Aaron Dworkin, Founder & President, The Sphinx Organization.
International Exchange: Sustained Engagement in a Global Age
Room with a View
Organized by Caitlin Strokosch, Executive Director, Alliance of Artists Communities.
Making Art Without a Net
Grapevine
Organized by Ken Grossinger, Chairman, CrossCurrents Foundation.
The Community Arts Stabilization Trust, an inventive model to secure affordable homes for arts organizations
Déjà vu
Organized by Shelley Trott, Director of Arts Strategy and Ventures, Kenneth Rainin Foundation; and Moy Eng, Executive Director, Community Arts Stabilization Trust.
Who Will Tell Our Stories Now?
Ransom
Organized by Gary Steuer, President and CEO, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.
ENGAGE: State Communities of Practice in Arts, Health, and Aging
Fountain
Organized by Gay Hanna, Executive Director, National Center for Creative Aging.
12:40 - 1:00 Break
1:00 - 2:40 Luncheon Plenary
2:40 - 3:00 Break

3:00 - 5:30 (Offsite Sessions)

Space is limited at offsite sessions, so a ticket is re­quired. Tickets will be avail­able at the reg­is­tration desk beginning at 7:30 am on Tuesday mor­ning. If the tickets for a given session are gone, you will know that it is filled and can make another choice.

Buses for offsite sessions will leave at 3:00 pm at the location on your ticket.
Advancing Racial Equity in Grantmaking: A Long Table Discussion
Holocaust Museum Houston
Organized by Vickie Benson, Arts Program Director, McKnight Foundation; Sharon DeMark, Program Officer, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners; Glyn Northington, Senior Group Manager, Community Relations, Target; and Eleanor Savage, Senior Program Officer, Jerome Foundation.
Intermediary Intersections
Dance Barn Houston
Organized by Stanlyn Brevé, Director of National Programs, National Performance Network; and Steve Bailey, Chief Operating Officer, National Performance Network.
The Arts Researcher as Entrepreneur: Creating New Contexts for Arts Practice and Production
Rice Art Gallery
Organized by Sunil Iyengar, Director, Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts.
Urban Placemaking and the Impact of Arts and Cultural Programming on Neighborhood and Cultural Communities
Various Location
Organized by Jonathon Glus, CEO, Houston Arts Alliance.
Weaving a Web of Opportunities to Support Individual Artists in your Community
Diverseworks
Organized by Heather Pontonio, Program Officer, Art, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.
Artists and Healing: Collaborations that Cure the Body and the Mind
Houston Methodist Hospital
Organized by J. Todd Frazier, Director, Center for Performing Arts Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital.
Shared Learning: The Value of Trustees at the GIA Conference
Location TBD
Organized by Grantmakers in the Arts.
6:45 Shuttles Depart for Reception at Asia Society Texas Center (walking distance is seven blocks)