Going to the Global Hop

Supporting Multi-Cultural Expression

Designed by Betsy Peterson, executive director, The Fund for Folk Culture; and Sandra Smith, community research & grants management officer, The Columbus Foundation; presented by Betsy Peterson; Sam Miller, president, Leveraging Investments in Creativity; Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, artistic director, Khmer Arts Academy; and Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, director, Creativity and Culture, Rockefeller Foundation

Mass migration and population displacement, technological change, and the globalization of commerce are all forces contributing to the changing face of our communities. Such forces require funders to question accepted definitions of minority, multicultural, or international arts. How do funders effectively support increasingly diverse and unfamiliar cultural activity in our communities? How do we address conflicting definitions of quality and authenticity? How do we support artists and artistic traditions that increasingly move with ease across national boundaries? What new models for support exist both within the US and abroad? This session searched for answers to these questions and more.


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