Breaking Down Structural Racism in Grantmaking

June 26, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Session Type: Panel

Racism is baked into the structure and model of foundation giving - including that of local, county, and state arts agencies. In this session, participants will briefly learn the history behind the funding structures we have today, hear about session leaders experiences or aspirations in restructuring their general operating support programs, share their own experiences, and then be led through an exercise to get in the shoes of your community members.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the history behind the funding structures we have today.
  • Hear from session leaders (and one another) on their experiences or aspirations in restructuring their general operating support programs in their communities.
  • Through role play, learn about the barriers to change and how you might effectively negotiate these barriers with grantees, community members, and others.