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LA Arts Funders Meeting - October

Thursday, October 8, 2020
9:30am - 10:30am

LA Arts Funders is delighted to welcome Eddie Torres, President & CEO of Grantmakers in the Arts. Eddie will share his reflections on this moment for America’s cultural funding community, the ways we’re responding to the pandemic and systemic racism, and how we’re creating our futures.



Eddie Torres

President & CEO, Grantmakers in the Arts

Edwin Torres joined Grantmakers in the Arts as president & CEO in October 2017. Torres served on the GIA board of directors from 2011 through 2016. He most recently served as deputy commissioner of cultural affairs for New York City, where he worked on elements of the city’s long-term sustainability plan, a study of and efforts to support the diversity of the city’s cultural organizations and the city’s first cultural plan. Prior to joining the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, he was a program officer with The Rockefeller Foundation, where he worked on the foundation’s support for arts and culture, jobs access, and resilience. He has also served in the dean’s office at Parsons the New School for Design, on the arts and culture team at The Ford Foundation as well as on the staff of the Bronx Council on the Arts. He holds a Master of Arts in Art History from Hunter College and a Master of Science in Management from The New School.

Recurring Dates:

  • Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 10:00am-11:00am PST
  • Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 10:00am-11:00am PST

No cost to participate

Who May Attend
LA Arts Funders Group is open to public and private sector grantmakers that fund arts grants in the Southern California region. Grantmaking organizations that also solicit funds are expected to designate representatives whose role involves program and/or policy, not solely development. Philanthropic consultants must be current members of Southern California Grantmakers.

If you aren't an SCG member and haven't attended an LA Arts Funders meeting before, please email Morgan Bennett at [email protected] to confirm your eligibility.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

No Solicitation Policy
Please note that LA Arts Funders has a no solicitation policy in order to allow for candid peer discussions among philanthropy colleagues.

Funding Issue Area & Geographic Regions
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