Readings

July 9, 2015 by admin
In the wake of the worst global economic recession in living memory, the creative industries sector has emerged as a powerful engine for economic growth and social, environmental, and cultural sustainability. With growing concern over the staggering amounts of funding now being directed toward social impact initiatives globally and the effectiveness of those investments, perhaps the time has come for gatekeepers to consider adding the creative industries to the short list of investment-worthy target sectors. Read More...
July 9, 2015 by admin
A Personal Experience Informs Philanthropy Read More...
July 9, 2015 by admin
On January 23, 2014, author and award-winning journalist Krista Tippett of On Being interviewed artist Ann Hamilton at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Their conversation was part of the museum’s “MIA Stories” series and took place in conjunction with Hamilton’s exhibit and project “Sacred.” You can listen to the interview below, and you’ll find a full transcript on the On Being website. Read More...
July 8, 2015 by admin
With the much needed and welcomed national attention now being given to equity in arts and cultural funding, there is growing discussion — and debate — about the importance of collecting, analyzing, and reporting demographic data relating to grantmaking. The Grantmakers in the Arts Statement of Purpose on Racial Equity in Arts Philanthropy recommends advocating for research and data collection that accurately represents the demographics served by and serving in arts organizations and foundations. Read More...
July 8, 2015 by admin
Grantmakers in the Arts released its Statement of Purpose for Racial Equity in Arts Philanthropy in March 2015. It did not spring from thin air. Members concerned with social justice have been active within GIA for nearly a decade. Over the past six years, members have shown an overwhelming interest in equity issues facing their communities. Racial equity was deliberately selected four years ago for a thought leader forum in order to go deeper into one area of social justice. Read More...
July 8, 2015 by admin
Presentations and white papers presented at Grantmakers for the Arts Every Child, Every School forum for funders in Minneapolis, May 7, 2015, can be found here. Read More...
July 8, 2015 by admin
As part of an upcoming Thought Leader Forum titled Every School, Every Child, I was asked by Janet Brown, CEO of Grantmakers in the Arts, to spend some time with their newly released report Foundation Funding for Arts Education: An Update on Foundation Trends by Steven Lawrence, director of research, and Reina Mukai, research manager, both from the Foundation Center. Read More...