No Strings Attached: Trust, Transformation, and Unrestricted Support to Artists

Monday, October 18, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Organized by Caitlin Strokosch, executive director, Alliance of Artists Communities.

Presented by Caroline Black, program officer, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.; Amada Cruz, program director, United States Artists; Esther Grimm, executive director, 3Arts; Linda Rodriguez, writer.

What happens when we trust grantees with uncertainty and risk? How do we evaluate impact and efficacy when we don't dictate outcome? This conversation about unrestricted funding of individual artists will address the value and benefit of “no strings attached” support. While this type of funding is often empowering, validating, and transforming, artists can struggle or thrive with unrestricted support. For grantmakers giving or considering unrestricted funding, this session will also examine the challenges of assessment and demonstrating impact.

Related Links:

Alliance of Artists Communities
Midwestern Voices & Visions
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
United States Artists
Linda Rodriguez