Conference Proceedings: Break-out Sessions

December 15, 2009 by Steve
In October 2007, GIA and Grantmakers for Education (GFE) scheduled our respective annual conferences consecutively so that we could plan a collaborative program on arts and education. Over 90 funders took part in the Weekend, either extending their stay after the GFE conference, or arriving early before the GIA conference. A small group of members attended all three conferences and we asked a few of them to write about their experience. Arts Education Weekend in Santa Fe: When the 'Twain Meet Read More...
December 9, 2009 by Steve
Grantmakers have pursued many strategies to stabilize arts organizations through leadership and governance initiatives, general operating support programs, audience development, technical assistance programs, endowments and other capacity-building efforts. Have these funding strategies worked? Or do we need to look for answers for alternative means of support beyond traditional 501(c)(3) structures? Designed to be a lively and candid discussion by funders about their funding practices, lessons learned and potential innovations. (Roundtable) Themes (verbatim) from the session included: Read More...
December 7, 2009 by Steve
In a PowerPoint presentation, the authors of a forthcoming report will preview findings about funding for arts and cultural organizations in metro Boston. This work, an update of the 2003 Boston Foundation publication "Funding for Cultural Organizations in Boston and Nine Other Metropolitan Areas," compares 1999 and 2004 data from the Boston PMSA to examine contributed and earned income before and after the economic downturn. The discussion will focus on the findings' implications for local arts organizations and local and national funders: Where does the money come from and who gets it? Read More...
December 7, 2009 by Steve
This session explored the community building potential of the arts by taping into the experience of grantmakers who are working to strengthen grassroots neighborhood groups to more effectively address their priorities and strengthen the social fabric of their neighborhoods. The conversation will shared information on: The variety of ways that grassroots groups are turning to art as a vehicle for building community in their neighborhoods; Read More...
December 7, 2009 by Steve
Download a MP3 file of this keynote. PART 1 of 2 (7.7 MB)Download a MP3 file of this keynote. PART 2 of 2 (6.1 MB) Designed by Rebecca Luib, project manager, the Dana Foundation; presented by Michael Gazzaniga, Ph.D., director, Center of Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth College and president, American Psychological Society, and Janet Eiber, the Dana Foundation. Read More...