Community Development

October 31, 2003 by admin
2002, 30 pages, Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley. To order a copy, contact Brendan Rawson, brendan@ci-sv.org or 408-283-8506 Read More...
October 31, 2003 by admin
Sitting across the broad desk from David Bergholz, in an office that is clearly being packed up as he pre-pares to retire after fifteen years as president and CEO of the George Gund Foundation, there is a poignant juxtaposition that is very hard to miss. Just outside his office's large, eighteenth floor windows is a magnificent view of the industrial might that made Cleveland a player in years past; huge barges moving under steel bridges that cross an impossibly crooked river. The pewter river flanked by smoking chimneys and orderly cones of slag and salt and iron ore. Read More...
August 30, 2003 by admin
2002, 376 pages, free. New York: The Rockefeller Foundation Creativity & Culture Division. Read More...
August 26, 2003 by admin
In 1996, Neal Cuthbert, program director at the McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis, was interviewed by the James Irvine Foundation as part of a series of conversations about arts funding. This excerpt offers an example of a GIA member describing the importance of the arts program to the overall goals of the foundation. Read More...
July 31, 2003 by admin
Recently, several studies of arts funding have been conducted in specific cities and regions. We report on a few of these here. In the winter 2002 issue of the GIA Reader Vol. 13, No. 1, Lisa Cremin and Kathie de Nobriga reported on a comparative study of arts funding in Atlanta and nineteen other cities. The report was both an inspiring and a cautionary tale for Ann McQueen and others in Boston as they planned the study that Cindy Gehrig reviews below. Read More...
May 31, 2003 by admin
America's Performing Art A Study of Choruses, Choral Singers, and Their ImpactChorus America 2003. Funded by the James Irvine Foundation, the Kiplinger Foundation, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and the Helen F. Whitaker Fund Reggae to Rachmaninoff How and Why People Participate in Arts and CultureChris Walker and Stephanie Scott-Melnyk, with Kay Sherwood. 2003. The Urban Institute (Washington, D.C.), Funded by the Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds Read More...
July 31, 2002 by admin
2002, first presented in November 2001, 19 pages. Number 12 in the Paper Series on the Arts, Culture and Society. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 65 Bleecker Street, 7th floor, New York, NY 10012, 212-387-7555 Read More...
July 31, 2002 by admin
2002, 108 pages. The McKnight Foundation, 600 TCF Tower, 121 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 612-333-4220. True or false? • The suburbs have never been as homogenized as their reputation suggested • Stereotypes about vapidity and uniformity in suburban communities have been left unchallenged • Suburban arts resources need to expand to meet the needs of growing communities • The need to enhance the livability of suburban communities hasn't been acknowledged as openly as it deserves Read More...
July 31, 2002 by admin
On May 15 and 16, 2002, more than 100 funders, artists, academicians, arts administrators, and community arts practitioners gathered in New Haven, Connecticut. We were there to participate in a convening organized by New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) entitled, "RE/New England: Investigating Community Building through Culture." The Open Society Institute and the Pitney Bowes Foundation provided funding for the conference. Participants came from thirteen states and the District of Columbia. Read More...
July 31, 2002 by admin
Bush says U.S. will rejoin UNESCO In a speech September 12 to the United Nations General Assembly urging action on Iraq, President Bush announced that the United States would return to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In making the announcement the President said, "This organization has been reformed, and America will participate fully in its mission to advance human rights, tolerance and learning." Read More...