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Posted on July 18, 2017 by Monica

A recent article in The New York Times discusses how family foundations are navigating generational changes and younger family members take on roles alongside, and sometimes in place of, founding family members:

It used to be that the philanthropic baton would be passed to the next generation when the parents died. In the past, fewer generations actively worked together.
Posted on July 17, 2017 by Monica

GIA's latest update on the National Endowment for the Arts and other threatened federal agencies comes from our federal policy firm, Penn Hill Group (Washington, DC). A recent post on Arts Funders Respond has the latest information on subcommittee budget recommendations for the federal departments and programs related to education and the arts:

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Monica

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced the appointment of Ted Russell as associate director of arts strategy and ventures. Russell joins the foundation with high-level arts management expertise developed through years working as an artist and arts marketing executive as well as a grantmaker. Russell’s experience includes a decade serving as the senior program officer for the arts program at the James Irvine Foundation. He has served on the board of directors of Grantmakers in the Arts since 2016.

Posted on July 11, 2017 by Monica

An article in The Denver Post cites data from a report by Fidelity Charitable pointing to the fact that “women of all ages and stages of life are more generous than their male counterparts”:

The data reported by this study indicate significant changes and opportunities in philanthropy –now and in the long term. As women continue to acquire more education, career opportunities, leadership positions and wealth (both earned and inherited), their desire and capacity to play a meaningful role in philanthropy will grow proportionately.
Posted on July 7, 2017 by Monica

An article in the Philanthropy News Digest discusses the results of two recent reports from The Kresge Foundation and Point Forward:

Posted on July 7, 2017 by Monica

The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies has released the State Arts Agency Legislative Appropriations Preview, Fiscal Year 2018. This document summarizes how state arts agencies fared during this year's budget deliberations and includes information on the appropriations each state arts agency expects to receive for FY2018, which began July 1, 2017.

View the document.

Posted on June 30, 2017 by Monica

Beth Tuttle, president and CEO of DataArts, announced that she will resign from her leadership role in the organization. DataArts, formerly known as the Cultural Data Project, is the respected national resource for in-depth data about nonprofit arts and culture organizations. Tuttle, who has led the organization since March 2013, will remain in her role through October 6, 2017.

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Monica

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a state budget that includes a $6.8 million permanent increased funding allocation for the California Arts Council.

The budget also includes an additional $750,000 ongoing allocation to directly support increased arts programming for youth engaged in California's juvenile justice system, as well as an additional $2 million increased allocation for California's Arts in Corrections program.

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Monica

The National Organization for Arts and Health will hold its first annual conference, in conjunction with the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo (HFSE), in Austin, Texas. The conference is open to anyone interested in the field of Arts in Health and will provide an opportunity to learn from best practice approaches around the nation, from individual artists to the major health care centers in America.

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Monica

The Montana Arts Council (MAC) has announces Tatiana Gant as its new executive director. For the last four years, Gant has served as the executive director for the Illinois Arts Council (IAC). Prior to directing the IAC, she worked for more than a decade developing and leading arts education programs for the agency.