Commissioning / New Works

March 3, 2016 by admin
Art is not magic; most artists are not all that different from other people. However, many of them developed a skill or asset that most of us haven’t: a fascination for the undercurrent in our society, in our social encounters, in our practices, in our organizations.  —  Jaap Warmenhoven, Stanford Social Innovation Review Read More...
March 3, 2014 by admin
2013, 16 pages, Media Impact Funders, Philadelphia, PA Download: Read More...
September 4, 2012 by admin
This original work of theater, commissioned by Grantmakers in the Arts for the 58th Council on Foundations Conference, was presented at conference plenary sessions, Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1, 2007. Directed by KJ Sanchez and written by KJ Sanchez, Emily Ackerman, Aysan Çelik, Darrick Clayton, Michael Place, and Amy Kim Waschke. Read More...
July 6, 2012 by admin
Spurred on by technological advances, the number of aspiring professional artists in the United States has reached unprecedented levels. The arts’ current system of philanthropic support is woefully underequipped to evaluate this explosion of content — but we believe that the solution to the crisis is sitting right in front of us. Philanthropic institutions, in their efforts to provide stewardship to a thriving arts community, have largely overlooked perhaps the single most valuable resource at their disposal: audience members. Read More...
February 24, 2010 by Abigail
May 2010, 49 pages. Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, Box 90524, Durham, NC, 27708, 919-613-7432 www.sanford.duke.edu Read More...
February 24, 2010 by Abigail
October 2009, 105 pages. PennPraxis, 409 Durham Wing, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 10003, 215-573-8719, www.design.upenn.edu/pennpraxis Download at: http://issuu.com/pennpraxis/docs/report_publicart Read More...
November 19, 2009 by Steve
As funders we have three main challenges: first, getting a handle on the extent and impact of the recession; second, exerting leadership — being bold, positive, and opportunistic without being insensitive; and third — and most important — asking ourselves the same tough questions that we are asking grantees: how do we slip the vice-like grip of old mindsets and behaviors and adapt so we increase our relevance, resilience, and meaningful contributions to our community?  — Foundation President Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
On May 12th, more than 60 artists and creative organizers engaged in civic participation, community development, education, social justice activism, and philanthropy came together for a White House briefing on Art, Community, Social Justice, National Recovery. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
In late January GIA polled its 309 member organizations about their organization's responses to the economic downturn. 117 (38%) members responded, which provides a healthy sample of the membership. Members reported their expected 2009 arts grantmaking would likely compare to 2008 as follows: 41% expected that 2009 would be the same as 2008. 13% expected that it would be reduced to 90% of 2008. 12% expected that it would be reduced to 80% of 2008. 11% expected that it would be reduced to 70% of 2008. Read More...
September 30, 2008 by admin
2005, 11 pages. TCC Group, 31 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 949-0990 http://www.tccgrp.com/pdfs/per_brief_impact.pdf Read More...