(1-20-2011) For 25 years, the national nonprofit organization CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists’ Emergency Resources) has provided grants, loans, and brokered assistance from manufacturers, suppliers, and show promoters to craft artists who have suffered career-threatening emergencies.
(1-19-2011) ArtsFund, a Seattle-based grantmaking organization, has released a pair of Economic Impact Studies, one focused on King County, Washington (which includes Seattle) and another for the broader Puget Sound Region. A year in the making, these studies analyze the impacts of arts and cultural organizations and their patrons during 2009 and 2010. They were authored by Dr. William Beyers, University of Washington, and GMA Research Corporation of Bellevue, Washington.
(1-19-2011) As announced last month, grant application guidelines for NEA funding in 2012 are now available. The guidelines are for the NEA’s two funding categories, Art Works and Our Town.
NEA is organizing a series of discipline-focused webinars to guide applicants through the changes. Those interested in participating, can log onto arts.gov shortly before the scheduled time. All times are Eastern Standard Time.
(1-18-2011) The National Capitalization Project continues to generate much-needed debate. Here is a quick listing of blog posts:
(1-17-2011) R. Philip Hanes, Jr., passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Hospice in Winston-Salem at age 84. From the News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C.:
(1-17-2011) A message from Roberto Bedoya, Executive Director of the Tucson Pima Arts Council:
(1-16-2011) City Journal, the quarterly publication of The Manhattan Institute, has published a review of Generosity Unbound: How American Philanthropy Can Strengthen the Economy and Expand the Middle Class, a book published last Fall and authored by Claire Gaudiani.
(1-13-2011) La Mama Experimental Theater Company founder Ellen Stewart passed away today at age 91. Brava Ellen!
(1-13-2011) Susan Josephs for the Los Angeles Times:
Since launching the controversial yet successful dance event in 2005, Israeli-born choreographer [Neta Pulvermacher] has watched her brainchild grow from a New York City happening into a national franchise produced by the Joyce Theater Foundation with support from The Boeing Company.
(1-12-2011) The National Endowment for the Arts announced today 15 not-for-profit organizations will receive grants totaling $250,000 to bring outstanding jazz musicians, writers, producers, and scholars to communities across the nation through NEA Jazz Masters Live. In cooperation with Arts Midwest, these NEA Jazz Masters Live grants support performance and educational activities featuring NEA Jazz Masters, recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz.