Join us for the First Ever GIA Virtual Convening | November 2020
As we shared previously, we have been working to navigate the coronavirus pandemic with patience and flexibility while trying to plan in a time of unknows. The GIA team and our NYC Conference Planning Committee have together decided that – in order to keep each other’s health and safety a priority – we will reimagine the annual conference as a virtual convening.
As a planning team, we will strive to create a virtual space where our community can gather, learn, question, strategize, and celebrate together. We commit to maintaining connection with friends and colleagues who are working toward racial equity and justice, co-creating more resilient systems, and imagining a world without structural inequities through arts and culture.
Please visit this website for updates, registration information, and FAQs as we continue to plan a convening that captures the spirit of each year’s conference while also being responsive to our community’s safety and wellbeing.
Save the Date!
We will be gathering as a virtual community on Mondays [November 9, 16, and 23] with remote workshop sessions on Fridays [November 13 & 20]
2020 GIA Virtual Convening
In the spirit of a classic New York City tradition, of course we mean hip-hop, Grantmakers in the Arts welcomes you to the remixed 2020 GIA Virtual Convening. While we will not be anchored in any one city, we will have a unique opportunity to connect from each of our home communities to reflect on the challenges the cultural ecosystem faces - rooted in systemic racism and amplified by the coronavirus pandemic – and imagine new systems of power and practice for a more resilient future. In this spirit of our original intentions for this gathering, we honor the tremendous inventiveness necessary of both resiliency and creativity. We commit to taking the best of disparate elements to make something new, a reinvention, a remix.
Join us this November to connect, share, and learn with artists, colleagues, and peers during our first-ever virtual convening.
2020 Planning Committee
- Maurine Knighton, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (co-chair)
- F. Javier Torres-Campos, Surdna Foundation (co-chair)
- Susan Feder, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
- Anita Contini, Bloomberg Philanthropies
- Kerry McCarthy, The New York Community Trust
- Eddie Torres, Grantmakers in the Arts
- Nadia Elokdah, Grantmakers in the Arts
Mequitta Ahuja, Fount (2009), 36" x 156", oil based charcoal on paper. Learn more about Mequitta Ahuja