Displaying items tagged: Grand Rapids Art Museum
DEI in the arts is a long but necessary process, local leaders say
Opera Grand Rapids, formed in 1966 to host musical productions that in prior decades had occurred through multiple local community and civic theater companies, is taking measures to help expose the arts to future and more diverse audiences.
Grand Rapids officials, arts organizers explore a revived arts council
Grand Rapids officials say part of the city’s post-pandemic rebound for events and entertainment should include a focus on reviving a local arts council to coordinate funding and programs.
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber receives $100,000 Bank of America grant to help Latinx businesses
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will use a $100,000 grant from Bank of America to help businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.
City groups planning fall “mashup” of events in place of ArtPrize
GRAND RAPIDS — Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. is reallocating $50,000 it initially budgeted for ArtPrize 2020 toward a new event tentatively planned for September.
Citing financial struggles, UICA to sell building, move to Kendall College campus
GRAND RAPIDS — The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts plans to relocate and sell its building at 2 Fulton St. SW after financially struggling to maintain the facility over the last few months during the COVID-19 pandemic and state shutdown.
Arts and nonprofit organizations close, reschedule events in wake of coronavirus crisis
During a time when people may need some escapism and laughs the most, the stage is silent. The music has stopped. The curtain has dropped.
GRAM questions whether former exec can claim whistleblower status in lawsuit
The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) has asked a judge to rule on whether a former executive who filed a lawsuit alleging the nonprofit routinely misused restricted funds can claim whistleblower status.
GRAM lawsuit highlights need for nonprofit transparency
GRAND RAPIDS — In the wake of a whistleblower lawsuit filed last month by its now-fired chief operating officer, the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) has to confront allegations that members of its executive leadership misused donor-restricted funds to cover gaps in its operational budget.
Lawsuit alleges Grand Rapids Art Museum misused donor-restricted funds
The former COO of the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) has filed a whistleblower protection lawsuit against his former employer, alleging widespread misuse of donor-restricted funds.
Michigan business leaders continue push for LGBT protections
The state legislature’s inaction on extending equal civil rights protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has led a growing number of prominent West Michigan business leaders to call for change.