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2018 Grantmakers in the Arts Conference: Race, Space, and Place

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

October 21-24, 2018

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

Grantmakers in the Arts welcomes you to Oakland, home to vibrant creatives, diverse communities, and a heritage of activism. While being a deeply rooted city, with the oak tree as a metaphor of its culture and legacy, “Oaktown” is experiencing a significant transformation at the intersection of race, space, and place. Amidst conversations of gentrification, rising costs of rent, and concerns about displacement of longstanding neighborhoods, the city’s culture stands central. At this rich time, Oakland – home to artists, immigrants, and newcomers for generations – explores its histories of resistance and empowerment with a future that celebrates roots, creativity, the power of stories, and the essential desire for belonging. Engage with your colleagues at the GIA Conference to be inspired by the people and culture of Oakland.

The GIA Conference provides the only national opportunity for arts grantmakers from across the country to come together to share knowledge and ideas, develop collective strategies, and learn about the latest initiatives in arts grantmaking. This year’s conference will feature over 50 sessions, as well as inspiring keynote presentations and performances.

GIA members are eligible for discounted conference registration, as well as other benefits throughout the year. To learn more about how your organization can join GIA, visit our Membership page.

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