A new episode from the podcast Hope and Dread entitled, "Are You Sitting Uncomfortably?" is available to stream now. Guest include Roxanne Gay, Maya Benton, Tiffany Sia, and more.
Join the MacArthur Foundation in partnership with the Christensen Fund, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Pop Culture Collaborative for, "a funder briefing featuring IllumiNative, a new initiative elevating Native stories, voices & issues," on June 21 at 1pm ET.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors presents Operating Archetypes Webinar on June 22 at 12pm ET. The event will focus on "[learning] more about this new analytical framework, developed by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ (RPA) with input from dozens of foundations and nonprofit partners around the world as part of the Theory of the Foundation learning collaborative."
The Center for Effective Philanthropy and Council on Foundations presents, "a free webinar discussion on rebuilding trust in nonprofits and philanthropy," on Thursday, June 16th at 2pm EDT.
From The Phoenix Newspaper: "A new start-up called Ad Astra has launched, becoming the UK’s first non-fungible token (NFT) agency that specialises in connecting artists, art collectors and galleries with end-to-end NFT services."
"The company intends to break down the entry barriers for many artists who have the desire, but not the resources, to create and sell innovative NFTs that fully utilise the potential of the medium."
From author Michaela Haas for Reasons to Be Cheerful, "A unique Housing First effort in Düsseldorf combines art, newspapers and advocacy to pair the unhoused with apartments."
The AVPN conference plans to livestream their session, "Learning from failure in philanthropy," from Bali on June 23 at 8:45 CEST.
"Staffers in institutions got time, space and money to address fragile business models and secure their futures," said author Susan Jones. "In contrast, exclusive and short-term emergency arts funding schemes for freelance artists failed to address their livelihood needs."
"Dear Ms. Scott," said Amber Hamilton, Executive Director of Memphis Music Initiative. "What do you say to someone whose investment and commitment to trust Black leaders has changed the game for over a dozen organizations and thousands of young people with one gift? If this ever reaches you, I’d like to spend a moment talking about not just gratitude and impact, but feelings."
"This commitment was made in the wake of Covid and Black Lives Matter. And to date, there have been no answers to the question," said Arts Professional UK author Kevin Osborne. "Two years on, as life moves to a post-Covid norm and memories of the killing of George Floyd fade, ACE’s commitment to increased racial equity is being severely tested."