Technical Assistance

February 11, 2013 by admin
65 pages, January 2013. Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 1615 L St., NW – Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 419-4500, http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Arts-and-technology.aspx. Download: 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...
December 12, 2011 by admin
October 2011, 32 pages. Monitor Institute, 101 Market Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA, 94101, (415) 932-5300 www.monitorinstitute.com. Read More...
April 15, 2011 by admin
It's as if you're putting together a dinner party in a [manner in which] you hope will generate a rich conversation. — Melissa Franklin, director of the Pew Fellowships in the Arts Read More...
November 29, 2010 by admin
The world is constantly evolving in how it uses technology. In consequence, the arts field has struggled, adapted, and sometimes excelled in its own utilization of technology. To capture and better understand these trends, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation commissioned a study of technology usage in the arts field to learn about organizations’ practices and needs. This report combines a comprehensive survey of the arts field with more recent in-depth qualitative research. 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...
December 23, 2009 by Steve
Download:    New York Arts Recovery Fund (841Kb) Read More...
December 23, 2009 by Steve
Report on the efforts following the 500 year floods that occurred in the Red River and Minnesota River Valleys in Minnesota and North Dakota in 1997. It serves as a report on the progress made and can also serve as a blueprint for other communities. Download:    When the Hot Dishes Stop Coming (191Kb) 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...