The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has released the report Fusing Arts, Culture and Social Change, written by Holly Sidford of Helicon Collaborative and a report in which Grantmakers in the Arts served an advisory role.
From the NCRP website:
Fusing Arts, Culture and Social Change
outlines compelling demographic, aesthetic and economic reasons for foundations to rethink their grantmaking practices to stay current with changes in the cultural sector and to continue to be relevant to the evolving needs of our communities. Regardless of its history or primary philanthropic focus, every foundation investing in the arts can make fairness and equity core principles of its grantmaking. It can do so by intentionally prioritizing underserved communities in its philanthropy and by investing substantially in community organizing and civic engagement work in the arts and culture sector. By doing so, arts funders—individually and collectively—can make meaningful contributions toward a more inclusive and dynamic cultural sector, and a fairer, more democratic world.
This is the third in the High Impact Strategies for Philanthropy series of reports that invites grantmakers focused on specific issues to reconsider their funding strategies to generate the greatest impact. A report for education grantmakers was published in October 2010 and one for health funders in April 2011. A fourth report for environment and climate funders will be published in early 2012.
Get the report and others from the High Impact Strategies series.