Blogs

Critical Steps Toward Capital Health in the Cultural Sector

Nonprofit Finance Fund has a new publication, authored by Rebecca Thomas and Holly Sidford. Critical Steps Toward Capital Health in the Cultural Sector offers cultural organizations and their supporters a set of action-oriented tips that have been developed by NFF over more than three decades of partnership with both organizations and grantmakers.

Registration Open for Arts Education Partnership 2014 National Forum

The Arts Education Partnership of the Council of Chief State School Officers invites you to register for the AEP 2014 National Forum. The event is Preparing Students for the Next America in and through the Arts. It takes place Thursday, September 11 through Friday, September 12, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA. Early registration rates are effective through June 30.

New D5 Report on Career Pathways of Professionals of Color

A new report by the D5 coalition and Forward Change, Philanthropic Paths: An Exploratory Study of the Career Pathways of Professionals of Color in Philanthropy, explores the various paths professionals of color take as they advance to leadership positions in philanthropy as well as the tools that helped them get there and gave them staying power. It provides a nuanced picture of the career experiences of 43 philanthropic professionals of color ranging from Program Officers to CEOs working in an array of foundations.

Repertory is the Answer

From Brian Bell, writing for HowlRound:

There has been a lot of writing lately about the artist versus the institution, most notably by Todd London, and Diane Ragsdale. The fact is that producing on a show-by-show basis also leads to an enormous amount of wasted energy and resources at the institutional level. Similarly the working conditions for the artists in the regional theater system might be good business practice but they are not conducive to making good art.
San Francisco Arts Commission Seeks Senior Program Officer

The San Francisco Arts Commission has a position opening for Senior Program Officer, one that manages the grants portfolio for the San Francisco Arts Commission. A complete description of the positions and requirements for consideration are online.

Artist Trust Opens Search for Executive Director

The Artist Trust Board of Directors has announced the official launch of an Executive Director search. The search committee will include members of Artist Trust's Board of Directors along with key staff. The next step will be to enlist several Seattle community leaders and artists from around the state of Washington to participate in mid-summer candidate interviews. All candidate resumes and inquiries should be sent to edsearch@artisttrust.org.

Where Does Dance Live in Our Society?

From Nancy Ng, writing for The Huffington Post:

Dance is everywhere, dance is anywhere, yet, dance is nowhere. I have been musing on the place dance holds in our society and in our cultural landscape. Television is filled with dance images more so than ever — programs such as “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars” are popular with dancers and non-dancers; I can't remember the last time I saw a commercial that did not have dance imagery included in a scene. In the Bay Area, the San Francisco Ballet is the oldest professional ballet company in America.
Facing the Truth: The Case for Reparations

Ta-Nehisi Coates, a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine, joined the PBS show Moyers and Company to discuss his article, published last month, “The Case for Reparations”:

In it, Coates argues that we have to dig deeper into our past and the original sin of slavery, confronting the institutional racism that continues to pervade society.
Member Spotlight on The Joyce Foundation

For the month of June, GIA’s photo banner features the 2014 winners of the Joyce Awards, a program of The Joyce Foundation.

The Joyce Foundation is excited to announce the 2014 winners of the Joyce Awards, which empower artists in different cities across the Midwest to create new work in partnership with organizations and communities.The prestigious Joyce Awards recognize the importance of adding new, dynamic artworks specifically from artists of color with a $50,000 award that commissions thought-provoking pieces.

New Study Released on Transfer of Wealth

The Center on Wealth and Philanthropy has released a new study, A Golden Age of Philanthropy Still Beckons: National Wealth Transfer and Potential for Philanthropy, which updates research conducted on wealth transfer in 1999.