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The Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) has announced the appointment of Moy Eng as executive director, effective June 1. Ms. Eng has worked for over three decades in the philanthropic sector as a grantmaker, consultant and senior manager in areas as diverse as arts, education, renewable energy, lesbian and gay rights, and international human rights. As executive director, she will champion CAST’s mission to create stable physical spaces for arts and cultural organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area to facilitate equitable urban transformation.
A thoughtful post by blogger Angie Kim takes a new look at the question of the 5% payout requirement for private foundations.
Delivering a forceful argument on the role of the arts in education, Michelle Obama said Tuesday that it isn’t something to be introduced after student test scores go up but is a critical element of achieving those higher test scores in the first place.
Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was produced in partnership with the D5 Coalition and the Seattle University Nonprofit Leadership Program. The report is the product of a year-long process of research and dialogue with northwest foundation leaders about issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy.
The Reva and David Logan Foundation has announced the appointment of Peter Handler as Executive Director. He comes to the Foundation from his position as Program Director of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. The Logan Foundation supports the arts, investigative reporting, scholarship and social justice.
South Arts has released the results of multi-year research investigating arts education in the South. The reports, Arts Education in the South Phase I: Public School Data and Principals’ Perspectives and Arts Education in the South Phase II: Profiles of Quality, look at access to and quality of arts education in K-12 public schools in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee through a set of quantitative and qualitative research. The reports were commissioned by South Arts with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and nine participating state arts agencies. The first phase of the research was compiled with data collected from 4,400 principals (29.3% of those in the region). The second phase of the research includes nine case studies of model programs conducted by the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Today the Awesome Foundation announced that they have passed the $1,000,000 mark in guerrilla philanthropy. One thousand grants of $1,000 each.
From Isaac Brown, Legislative Counsel to the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies:
From Charles Segars, CEO for Ovation, writing for Capitol Weekly:
Maryo Gard Ewell and the Robert E. Gard Wisconsin Idea Foundation recently shared with Art of the Rural this never-before digitally published manuscript from Robert Gard’s 1982 keynote address at the National Association of Local Arts Agencies Conference (now Americans for the Arts) in Philadelphia. The talk is entitled "The Arts in Smaller Communities (And their Encouragement)."