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Supporting Indigenous Communities: Cultural Nuances &Thoughtful Impact

Hosting Organization: 
Grantmakers in the Arts
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 2:00pm EDT
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As arts and culture funders seek to expand their impact and center ALAANA communities, they beg the question, “How can I do this more equitably and thoughtfully?

In response, we know that both collectively and when disaggregated, arts funding towards ALAANA communities data reflects a collective need. However, there still remains a need for specific and carefully tiered support towards each racial and cultural demographic.

In this fireside-chat style webinar, participants will discuss the needs and nuances of Indigenous communities in the United States, on Turtle Island, and globally. The Indigenous community is not a monolith, and therefore, funding strategies should not be monolithic either.

What are the unique factors that funders should consider when supporting Indigenous artists? What types of questions should funders be able to answer before they share an RFP? What “pro-tips” might artists recommend to funders for their grant panelist vetting processes? What are the details that funders may overlook?

Join GIA  for this fireside chat, where Indigenous artists share their perspectives for funder consideration. Joining the discussion will be: Heather Bruegl, M.A, historian, Indigenous consultant, lecturer; Joseph M. Pierce, associate professor, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at Stony Brook University; and Jolene Rickard, Ph.D., visual historian, artist and curator.

Live captioning will be available in English throughout the webinar. For additional accommodation requests, please contact GIA Senior Program Manager Sherylynn Sealy, at least three (3) business days prior to the event.

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