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

Funding Arts Programming in Non-Arts Organizations

Monday, October 17, 10:00am – 11:30am

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Organized and moderated by Angela Gaspar-Milanovic, Director of Grants and Professional Development, Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Presented by Sue Gens, Executive Director, Minnesota State Arts Board; and Roseann Weiss, Director of Artist and Community Initiatives, Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis.

Recognizing that the arts are a vital tool for civic problem solving across a range of issues, including health, disability, environment, human services, and social justice, this session presents a panel and discussion on funding cross-sector arts programming taking place in non-arts organizations in Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Saint Paul. The session will bring together funders from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, and the Minnesota State Arts Board, who will share each agency’s funding strategy for their respective programs, challenges, and lessons learned. The session will offer an opportunity for an open, interactive exchange with participants to discuss the role of funders in supporting the arts by working innovatively with new sectors and building new relationships and constituencies. The session will also include time to share other cross-sector initiatives from across the country and a larger discussion of these new directions in arts grantmaking.