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.
"Artists contribute artistically, economically, socially, and culturally within our communities. By engaging public consciousness and discourse, artists can and do catalyze social change," writes Vickie Benson, McKnight Foundation's Arts program director, as she prepares to step down from the foundation at the end of June.
For the month of June, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by Peter Kiewit Foundation.
"Unsung heroes, school music teachers create magic every day. They deserve our undying gratitude." A post celebrates the school music teacher and the importance of this figure in an integral arts education.
The Zuni Youth Enrichment Project (ZYEP) is a nonprofit organization committed to providing healthy summers and futures for Zuni children in New Mexico. In a three-part series of articles, Indian Giver tells the story of ZYEP "and how it has fostered relationships and leveraged funding to grow from hosting one small camp to becoming an artistic landmark and a formal hub for the Zuni artist community."
Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, was named the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, effective June 16.