To kick off 2022, the Arts Funders Affinity Group is pleased to welcome Eddie Torres, president & CEO of Grantmakers in the Arts. In late 2020 and again in mid-2021, Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) surveyed their members about recent and upcoming changes in arts grantmaking practices in response to the pandemic and the movement for Black lives. Eddie will share his national perspective of arts grantmaking and discuss the findings from GIA’s latest survey. We’ll then bring it home with a brief update from Nicholas Cohen from Maryland Citizens for the Arts and have a whole group sharing session about our grantmaking practice and if it reflects the national trends in increased giving, flexibility, support for individual artists, and support for BIPOC organizations. Will also identify opportunities for collaboration and continued learning.
In October of 2019, Maryland Philanthropy Network hosted an engaging conversation about supporting an Innovative and Inclusive Arts Community. Building on that conversation and contemplating the challenges the pandemic brought on the arts community, join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Arts Funders Affinity Group to revisit and deepen your understanding of what’s happening to support leaders of color in the arts and creative economy in Maryland.
All arts and culture funders are invited to hear Nicholas Cohen, Executive Director, Maryland Citizens for the Arts, share findings from their research and to join in a discussion about the implications of these findings as well shifts in funding and support for the arts throughout Maryland and in Baltimore specifically. We’ll provide ample time for all participants to deepen collaboration by sharing information, current opportunities, lessons learned and queries about supporting the arts in Maryland.
We are starting the year with a Sharing Session so we can continue to build relationships with one another and share what we are thinking about and focusing on, as well as questions/struggles. We know the year ahead will be especially challenging for the cultural community and collective action on our part will be meaningful.
The purpose of the Arts Funders Affinity Group is to engage and educate Maryland funders about the dynamic local arts and cultural scene and the many opportunities it presents.
During this conversation, we’ll learn what arts intermediaries are hearing from their constituents as we move forward from the COVID-19 and related economic crises; what capacity arts intermediaries need to meet the demands and needs of the people they serve; and how arts intermediaries are prioritizing the work.
Join the Arts Funders Affinity Group for a peer conversation about supporting the arts community in the time of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our guiding questions will be:
Maryland’s Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Districts are charged with developing and promoting community involvement, tourism, and revitalization through tax-related incen
Please join the Baltimore Community Foundation and Maryland Philanthropy Network with special guest Michael Kaiser, Chairman of the
Please join us for a briefing to hear about the findings from the listening sessions held by Maryland State Arts Council, the proposed emergency fund for artists as well as other insights into arts organization/artist needs.
This program has been postponed out of precaution related to COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience.