Forum on Equity in Arts Funding

December 16, 2011 by admin
by John McGuirk (bio), program director, Performing Arts Program, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fusing Arts, Culture and Social Change raises critical issues that arts funders should address to minimize disparities to accessible and relevant arts opportunities for all … Continue reading → Read More...
December 8, 2011 by admin
by William Cleveland (bio), director, Center for the Study of Art & Community We are living at a time when many of our societies most closely held assumptions are being assailed. Often the push seems to come from the convergence … Continue reading → Read More...
December 8, 2011 by admin
by Teresa Eyring (bio), executive director, Theatre Communications Group, Inc. The Fusing Arts, Culture, and Social Change study spotlights concerns about the distribution of private foundation dollars to arts groups in a nation that is witnessing rapidly shifting demographics, emerging … Continue reading → Read More...
December 8, 2011 by admin
by Lynn Stern (bio), program officer for Thriving Cultures, Surdna Foundation How can private foundation staff advance equity and inclusiveness in its arts and culture grantmaking? The publication of NCRP’s report, Fusing Arts, Culture and Social Change, comes at an … Continue reading → Read More...
December 8, 2011 by admin
by Lisa Cremin (bio), director, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta It was not a surprise to learn the findings of the excellent report Fusing Arts, Cultural and Social Change, because I have experienced the phenomena in my work with … Continue reading → Read More...
December 8, 2011 by admin
by Jonathan Herman (bio), executive director, National Guild for Community Arts Education I commend the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and Holly Sidford for reporting on a critical disparity in funding within the arts sector — particularly for community-based organizations … Continue reading → Read More...
December 8, 2011 by admin
by Ken Grossinger (bio), chairman, CrossCurrents Foundation The NCRP report is striking in the stark display of inequity it outlines. And the press coverage the report received was significant, fueling further interest in creating baselines for measurement and ideas for … Continue reading → Read More...
December 8, 2011 by admin
by Carol Bebelle (bio), co-founder and executive director, Ashe Cultural Arts Center Private foundations, convinced of the need to expand their reach to community-based organizations that serve marginalized communities, should begin with a two-fold strategy (1) Altering their guidances to … Continue reading → Read More...
December 8, 2011 by admin
by Barbara Schaffer Bacon (bio), co-director, Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts GIA asks, “What can private foundations learn from public funders who are working with marginalized communities?” I think public support programs, some old, and some more current have … Continue reading → Read More...
December 7, 2011 by admin
by Holly Sidford (bio), president, Helicon Collaborative NCRP commissioned Fusing Art, Culture and Social Change to illuminate distribution patterns in foundation funding for arts and culture, and to encourage culture funders to allocate more of their resources toward directly benefitting … Continue reading → Read More...