Lane Harwell, the executive director of Dance/NYC, will transition this summer from the organization to join the Ford Foundation as program officer, Creativity and Free Expression, where he will support the foundation’s explorations of how the arts can contribute to fairer and more just societies, Dance/NYC announced.
About 28 million people or 11.7 percent of the U.S. adult population read poetry in the last year, according to a new survey by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This number means that "as a share of the total U.S. adult population, this poetry readership is the highest on record over a 15-year period."
The Civic Practice Partnership is the Metropolitan Museum's new collaborative residency program for New York artists committed to social change.
Building inclusive economies within American communities is the focus of the third round of EmcArts as Indianapolis joins its Community Innovation Labs.
Place-Based Impact Investing is the name of the Coastal Community Foundation (CCF)'s initiative investing up to $3 million in regional projects focused on positive community outcomes.
"Many U.S. nonprofits and foundations are concerned about a potential drop-off in individual donations in the wake of the tax legislation passed by Congress late last year," according to a new report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP).
“The decimation of federal support is the coup de grâce of a long campaign carefully crafted to mislead the public into believing that the arts are irrelevant to most Americans,” says a recent study by the National Center for Arts Research.
Jeff Chang, executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, announced he will be leaving this summer that position to join Race Forward: The Center For Racial Justice Innovation, where he will be their first Vice President for Narrative, Arts, and Culture.
The finding is not surprising: wealthier children are about twice as likely to visit a cultural institution or historical place or see a play or concert during the summer, as compared with children from lower-income families, points out an article by Chalkbeat.