New York Grantmakers in the Arts

COVID-19 Update: NYGIA is convening regular calls for local arts funders and sharing information over an email listserv. Interested arts funders should contact NYGIA Co-Chairs to inquire about joining the network.

New York Grantmakers in the Arts (NYGIA) is a peer network of grantmakers who fund arts-related organizations and programming in the New York metro area. NYGIA is a member-driven group that aims to provide information, resources and networking opportunities for funders to invest strategically in growing and sustaining a strong, vibrant and equitable cultural sector in New York City. In order to do this, we support our members by providing:

  • Panel and roundtable discussions that explore special topics in the field and address timely and critical needs;
  • Group trips to nonprofit arts organizations to foster collective learning among funders; and
  • Other gatherings to encourage exchange, peer mentorship and collaboration

NYGIA also has a listserv for its members and invites its members to use it as a tool to better communicate within its own membership and with other working groups.

If you are interested in learning more about NYGIA, please contact NYGIA Co-Chairs:

  • Salem Tsegaye, Program Officer, Arts, Culture, and Historic Preservation, The New York Community Trust (snt@nyct-cfi.org)
  • Christine Yoon, Senior Program Officer of the Arts, The Wallace Foundation (cyoon@wallacefoundation.org)

Arts Sector Resources

May, 2015

View materials and the live stream recording of the program, "Funding General Operating Support."

December, 2014
View the materials and live stream recording of the program, "Big Ideas for Short Videos."
June, 2014
View a recording of the livestream and the PowerPoint Presentations and videos presented during the program Expanding Education, Youth Development, and Workforce Opportunities Through Digital Badges.