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May 2022 / Disability Justice

Disability Justice for Individual Artists

Best practices for funding artists with disabilities
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Grantmakers in the Arts

Grantmakers in the Arts is the only national association of both public and private arts and culture funders in the US, including independent and family foundations, public agencies, community foundations, corporate philanthropies, nonprofit regrantors, and national service organizations – funders of all shapes and sizes across the US and into Canada.

In May 2022, we collaborated with our friends at Grantmakers in the Arts to uplift the challenges that asset caps on benefits and assistance programs create for those with disabilities.

The webinar featured Reveca Torres, Executive Director of BACKBONES, and grantee in CCI’s Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Artist-Innovator Fund, Laura Poppiti, Program Director and leader of CCI’s grantmaking programs including the SCI Artist Innovator Fund, and Alex Nock, principal at Penn Hill Group, a DC-based government affairs firm.

Participants discussed the ways asset caps impede grantmaking to artists with disabilities, including specific challenges they encountered, strategies to overcome them, and opportunities for shared advocacy on this topic.

Watch the webinar below!

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