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DAY 1 CONCURRENT SESSION | Solidarity Not Charity: Arts & Culture Grantmaking in the Solidarity Economy

This session, inspired by the report of the same name commissioned by Grantmakers in the Arts, is for anyone interested in learning more about the solidarity economy. Using the report as a foundation, we’ll first learn how the cultural sector is actively seeking alternatives to business-as-usual to create economic and racial justice in the sector, and how grantmakers can engage in systems-change by supporting this work. We’ll then hear from a panel of local leaders and funders who are building the solidarity economy in the form of cooperatives and non-traditional funding structures.

Report presenter: Caroline Woolard

Moderator:  Julia Terry, Pennsylvania Humanities Council


  • Nailah Frye, Cooperative Projects Organizer, Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA):
  • Denise M. Brown, Executive Director, Leeway Foundation:


Date & Time: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm EDT