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For Minority Artists, Race Plays a Factor in the Hunt for Funding

  • Posted Apr 11, 2016

"Nationally, only 6 percent of minority organizations receive comparable funding from individual donors to organizations serving mostly white patrons, according to Grantmakers in the Arts [GIA], which evaluates how equally grants are distributed."

Disparity in funding for minority artists, as well as minority arts and cultural groups, is not just a city or state-wide problem, it's a national problem. DataArts and other organizations are studying the sector in an attempt to better understand this issue in order to strengthen those who are working towards a solution. 

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(Artist Vanessa German. Photo by Connor Mulvaney/PublicSource.)