2016 GIA Conference
Saint Paul, MN   October 16–19
A Confluence of People, Cultures, and Ideas

Conference Sessions

Monday

8:00 - 9:30 Breakfast Plenary
9:30 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 11:30
Native America: A Fundamental Part of Who We Are
Minnesota West
Organized by Lulani Arquette (Native Hawaiian), President & CEO, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.
Innocent Giving: Building Authentic and Functional Relationships with Communities of Color
Kellogg 1
Organized by Vickie Benson, Arts Program Director, The McKnight Foundation; and Glyn Northington, Special Initiatives Director, Nonprofits Assistance Fund.
Bridging Difference, Connecting Cultures
Governor 3
Organized by Jesse Rosen, President & CEO, League of American Orchestras.
New Models for Shared “Back Office” Services
State 3
Organized by Katie Fahey, Program Officer, Arts, Kenneth Rainin Foundation; and Adriana Grino, Program Associate, Kenneth Rainin Foundation.
Funding Arts Programming in Non-Arts Organizations
Kellogg 2
Organized by Angela Gaspar-Milanovic, Director of Grants and Professional Development, Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Arts at the Service of Juvenile Justice: A Public-Private Partnership Focus on High-Risk Youth
Governor 2
Organized by Denise Grande, Director of Arts Education, Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Towards Beauty or Towards Justice: Must We Choose?
Governor 1
Organized by Elizabeth Méndez Berry, Program Officer, Surdna Foundation; and Risë Wilson, Director of Philanthropy, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
The Enrich Switch: Breaking Down the Racial Equity Arts Movement
Governor 4
Organized by Angelique Power, President, The Field Foundation.
Rural-Urban Exchange
Kellogg 3
Organized by Erik Takeshita, Community Creativity Portfolio Director, Bush Foundation.
Evaluating the Outcomes of Arts Experiences: A Sampler
State 1-2
Organized by Renae Youngs, Director, Research and Evaluation, Minnesota State Arts Board.
11:30 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 1:30 Luncheon Plenary
1:30 - 2:00 Break
2:00 - 3:15
Capitalization: Putting the Concepts into Practice
Governor 1
Organized by Kate Barr, Executive Director, Nonprofits Assistance Fund.
Looking at Racial Bias in the Panel Deliberation Process
Kellogg 3
Organized by Moira Brennan, Executive Director, MAP Fund; and Emilya Cachapero, Director of Artistic and International Programs, Theatre Communications Group.
Intersectional Philanthropy: Power, Privilege and Practice
Kellogg 2
Organized by Sage Crump, Program Manager, LANE, National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network; and Stanlyn Breve, Director of National Programs, National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network.
Data Is Our Friend: Collecting the Evidence that Propels Arts Education
Governor 2
Organized by Denise Grande, Director of Arts Education, Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Fresh, Local and Equitable: Food as a Creative Platform for Neighborhood Revitalization
Governor 4
Organized by Regina Smith, Managing Director – Arts and Culture, The Kresge Foundation.
Building Creative Community: An Intermediary’s Role in Catalyzing Impact between Universities and Communities
Governor 3
Organized by Corey Madden, Executive Director, Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts.
New Data, Evolving Practice: Aligning Support for Dancemakers with Field Research from the National Dance Project
State 1-2
Organized by Jane Preston, Deputy Director, New England Foundation for the Arts.
The CREATE Act: Congress Considers the Creative Economy
State 3
Organized by Narric Rome, Vice President of Government Affairs & Arts Education, Americans for the Arts.
Making Artists Matter
Kellogg 1
Organized by Caitlin Strokosch, President & CEO, National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network.
2:00 - 4:45
Who are 21st Century Arts Leaders? How Will They Remake the Field?
Minnesota West
Organized by Emiko Ono, Program Officer; The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; and Angie Kim, President & CEO, Center for Cultural Innovation.
3:15 - 3:45 Break
3:45 - 4:45
Building a Rural Arts Movement
State 3
Organized by Maxine Adams, Executive Director, Lake Region Arts Council.
This Chair Rocks: Pushing Back against Ageism, with Ashton Applewhite
Governor 4
Organized by Teresa Bonner, Director of Programs; Aroha Philanthropies.
Americans Speak Out About the Arts
Kellogg 2
Organized by Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research & Policy, Americans for the Arts.
Obtaining & Maintaining Dedicated Public Support: How Can Grantmakers Help?
Kellogg 3
Organized by Karen Gahl-Mills, CEO & Executive Director, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
Three Funding Agencies Walk Into a Bar: Partnership for Equity
Governor 2
Organized by Heather Dwyer, Program Manager, 4Culture; and Irene Gómez, Project Manager, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.
Breaking Down Barriers
Kellogg 1
Organized by Denise Brown, Executive Director, Leeway Foundation; and Tatiana Hernandez, Arts Director, Hemera Foundation.
Alternative Finance and Artists
Governor 3
Organized by Judilee Reed, Director, Surdna Foundation.
How Collective Action Revitalized Arts Education in Boston: A Case Study
Governor 1
Organized by Marinell Rousmaniere, Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, EdVestors.
The Practice of Racial Equity in Arts Philanthropy
State 1-2
Organized by Grantmakers in the Arts.
6:30 No-Host Dine-Arounds

Tuesday

8:00 - 9:30 Breakfast Plenary
9:30 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 11:30
Art and Hope in Rural America
Kellogg 2
Organized by Dudley Cocke, Board Member, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.
Racial Equity Policies and Practices Define the Future of Local Arts Agencies
Minnesota West
Organized by Randy Engstrom, Director, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.
Hello, We Are Johnny Cash (Reserve): A Conversation About Cash Reserves
Kellogg 3
Organized by Cate Fox, Senior Program Officer, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
#PopJustice: Challenging our Frames for Art, Pop Culture, and Social Impact
Governor 2
Organized by Sharon Alpert, President and CEO, The Nathan Cummings Foundation; and Taryn Higashi, Executive Director, Unbound Philanthropy.
The Future Landscape of K-12 Arts Education Partnerships
Governor 1
Organized by Heather Ikemire, Director of Program and Membership Strategy, National Guild for Community Arts Education.
Curating the Researcher-Practitioner Relationship: How Arts Funders Can Align Partnerships to Build Knowledge about Impact
State 1-2
Organized by Sunil Iyengar, Director, Office of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts.
Artists and the New Economy
Governor 4
Organized by Angie Kim, President and CEO, Center for Cultural Innovation; and Jason Schupbach, Director of Design Programs, Visual Arts Division Team Leader, National Endowment for the Arts.
Arts-led Conflict Transformation in the American Community: Looking Forward
Governor 3
Organized by Scott Stoner, Vice President, Programs and Resources, Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
Creative Placemaking in the Racialized South
Kellogg 1
Organized by F. Javier Torres, Director of National Grantmaking, ArtPlace America.
11:30 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 1:30 Luncheon Plenary
1:30 - 2:00 Break
2:00 - 4:30 (Off-site Sessions)
Space is limited at off-site 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.

Departure from hotel will be at 2:00 pm.
Turning the Ship Around: New Twin Cities Arts Leaders Respond to a Changing Landscape
Penumbra Theatre
Organized by Susan Feder, Program Officer, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Imagining Philanthropia: Dreaming Out Loud
Kellogg 1, InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront Hotel
Organized by Tatiana Hernandez, Arts Director, Hemera Foundation.
The Role of Arts and Culture in Countering Islamophobia
Public Functionary
Organized by Sunita Iqbal, Program Assistant, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Transforming Education Through Absent Narratives
Minnesota Humanities Center
Organized by David O’Fallon, PhD, President, Minnesota Humanities Center.
The Writers Among Us and How They Survive
Landmark Center
Organized by Frances Phillips, Program Director, Arts and the Creative Work Fund, Walter & Elise Haas Fund.
Social Impact Investing: Lessons for the Field
Juxtaposition Arts
Organized by Michelle Johnson, Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation; and Regina Smith, Managing Director – Arts and Culture, The Kresge Foundation.
Roots of Rondo: Black Artists Rising
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center
Organized by Erik Takeshita, Community Creativity Portfolio Director, Bush Foundation.
5:15 Shuttles begin to depart from the hotel for The Celebration on the Mississippi River