The new Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Fellowship, launched by Americans for the Arts, The Joyce Foundation, and American Express Foundation, introduced recently its first 12 fellows. The fellowship is a one-year professional development program for emerging and mid-career arts leaders of color across arts disciplines in the Great Lakes region.
A grant Erie Arts and Culture received from The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art will help local Muslim immigrants and refugees share their artistic talents in this Pennsylvania community.
Joy Harjo has been named the United States' 23rd Poet Laureate for 2019-2020, the Library of Congress announced.
In Building Stronger Communities Through Media: Innovations in local journalism, public media, and storytelling, Wyncote Foundation's new report, innovative local and regional media projects are highlighted for making a difference in local communities with local support, as one of the report's authors, Sarah Lutman, writes in Medium.
The Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), in Westchester County, recently announced plans for the creation of the David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center, a public venue that seeks to nurture the arts with performances and exhibits, residencies for artists working across disciplines, and space for school and community programs.
A grassroots initiative designed to support small local organizations and block associations was recently launched by Bronx Council on the Arts to increase attendance to the neighborhood's block parties and single block festivals.
In a recent article that tackles gentrification and creative placemaking, Next City features three programs that, as James A. Anderson writes, activate community networks and help artists and residents lay down economic roots.
A blog post in Alliance magazine makes the case for investing in community-owned solutions and "pursue a paradigm shift to match peoples’ climate actions in the philanthropy sector."
South Arts launched a program that seeks to provide significant support to projects that harness the power of “Arts & …”.
Invisible Histories Project (iHP) is a non-profit based in Birmingham, Alabama with a mission to collect and preserve the material history of the Queer South.