Frequently Asked Questions
How is the first-ever GIA Virtual Convening different from the Annual Conference?
While our annual in-person conference is cancelled, due to COVID-19, and we will not be able to gather in NYC as we planned, we know it is vitally important for the GIA community to come together to heal, to learn, to navigate these challenging times, and to reimagine futures we need.
We are committed to providing a convening space that centers your health and safety. We will have opportunities to hear from artists working for racial equity and justice, grantmakers working to advance the field toward a more just future, and strategists, activists, and national partners reflecting on the challenges the cultural ecosystem faces - rooted in systemic racism and amplified by the coronavirus pandemic – and imagining new systems of power and practice for a more resilient future.
What are the dates and what is the schedule?
Please check out our schedule page and note that the schedule will be regularly updated as we add more program info and details.
How can I register?
You can register for the virtual convening, individual days, and workshops by following this link.
What is included in my registration?
If you have a full registration, it includes:
- All conference sessions, workshops, and caucuses
- Three keynote sessions
- Two affinity group roundtables each Friday between convening days
- Access to register for virtual workshops
If you have a single-day registration, it includes:
- All conference sessions, workshops, roundtables, and caucuses for the day of your pass
- Keynote sessions for the day of your pass
Registration and participation in virtual workshops requires a separate fee and can be added to a full registration. This will allow participation in one of two workshops planned for Friday, November 13 or November 20.
How can I save money on my registration?
All GIA members receive access to discounted rates for individual and group registrations. So, the easiest way is to become a GIA member! We are offering a special opportunity for new members, if you join now not only will you receive the member discount for the online convening, but GIA will also provide three months of membership free, which includes access to our online learning series, research library, tri-annual publication of the GIA Reader, member directory, and the opportunity to submit a session for the 2021 GIA Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
If you are interested in signing up for membership and the 2020 Virtual Convening, contact Yessica Corporán at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who attends the GIA Annual Conference?
The GIA Annual Conference is a national convening for arts grantmakers. Conference attendance is open to:
- Staff or board members of foundations, public funding agencies, and corporate giving programs
- Artists, cultural producers, national partners, and arts advocates
- Nonprofit organizations whose primary activity is grantmaking, meet GIA membership eligibility criteria, and are represented by individuals whose roles involve grantmaking, programming, and/or policy
What is the cost of attending the Annual Conference?
|Full Convening | GIA Member||$125|
|Full Convening | Non-Member||$225|
|Single Day | GIA Member||$50|
|Single Day | Non-Member||$85|
|Group Discount - 2 per group*||$120/person|
|Group Discount - 3 per group*||$115/person|
|Group Discount - 4 per group*||$110/person|
|Group Discount - 5 per group*||$105/person|
|Group Discount - 10 per group*||$100/person|
* Group Registrations
Group registration rates are only available to GIA Members. In order to receive the group discount, all participants from the same organization must be registered together on the same registration. We recommend utilizing the variety of group registration ticket packages to register your team.
ǂ Workshop Registration
Workshops may only be attended by those who are also registered for the full convening. Please note workshops have limited capacity and tend to sellout before registration closes. If workshops reach capacity, waitlists will be available.
What is the Cancellation Policy?
Refunds for cancellations will be processed as follows:
|Cancellation Date||Refund Available|
|Prior to October 1, 2020||90% of registration paid|
|Oct 1 - 31, 2020||50% of registration paid|
|After October 31, 2020||No refund available|
For cancellations or questions regarding the cancellation policy, please email Membership Manager Yessica Corporán at email@example.com.
What are the guiding principles of the Annual Conference?
Grantmakers in the Arts has a long-held commitment to engaging the community in each city where the annual national conference is held. In planning and producing the GIA Conference, GIA employs a set of principles and practices which seek to create a positive impact for both conference participants and the local community through:
- Planning with a local committee of arts funders and advocates.
- Intentionally and explicitly engaging a diverse selection of local artists and thought leaders, including those from African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) backgrounds, to share their expertise.
- Connecting to the local arts community for special events, off-site sessions, cultural tours, receptions, and event support, including catering, transportation, audio/visual services, and more.
- Reducing environmental impact.
- Designing content that is deeply informed by a commitment to racial equity in arts funding.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.