People of Color and Arts Giving: A 360 Degree View
Monday, October 19, 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Organized by Josephine Ramirez, Arts Program Director, The James Irvine Foundation; and John Kobara, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, California Community Foundation.
Moderated by Josephine Ramirez, Arts Program Director, The James Irvine Foundation. Presented by John Kobara, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, California Community Foundation; and Karthick Ramakrishnan, Professor and Associate Dean, University of California Riverside, School of Public Policy.
Giving to arts nonprofits by people of color is an underexplored topic with vital importance to the future of the arts sector. The James Irvine Foundation’s latest commissioned research, The Cultural Lives of Californians, reveals that people of color maintain a deep interest in the arts, lead active cultural lives, and want to participate – particularly in art-making and art-learning. This session presents a compelling challenge for the field in the effort to cultivate and engage different kinds of arts donors. Panelists will share the latest academic research and best practices from the field and invite participants to engage in a discussion about changing the face of arts philanthropy.