Arts philanthropists and cultural workers meet to discuss equity and social justice. Often convened by Claudine Brown, Nathan Cummings Foundation. Meetings at Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) conferences, but also at social justice gatherings and cultural organizing spaces.
Hurricane Katrina demonstrates economic, social and cultural inequities and galvanizes more philanthropists, artists and activists into social justice analysis and activities.
The first Art and Social Justice Pre-Conference at GIA annual meeting in Atlanta.
Art and Social Justice Working Group (ASJWG) forms at Penn Center in South Carolina, to work inside and outside GIA to advance social justice.
Fusing Arts, Culture and Social Change , a major study of arts and cultural funding by large foundations, reports 55% of grants over $10,000 awarded to 2% of arts and culture organizations in 2009.
ASJWG holds 3 organizational meetings, develops strategy shield
Art x Culture x Social Justice Network replaces Working Group, new Steering Committee convenes, adopts network weaving approach, and forms action areas.
Steering Committee hires interim coordinator, develops Race, Place, and Evaluation Action Areas, holds network gathering in Houston.
ACSJN website launched. You are here.