2010 Grantmakers in the Arts Conference

October 21, 2010 by Barry Hessenius
Good morning: “And the beat goes on…………………” Wrap-Up: 3 to 4 day conferences are strange little experiences.  None any more so than gatherings of arts leaders.  Thrown together in one space, there is a usual breakdown in these things that … Continue reading → Read More...
October 21, 2010 by Arlene Goldbard
This is my sixth and final post about the Grantmakers in the Arts 2010 conference, where I was invited to take part as a live blogger. It was tremendous fun: I got to write morning, noon, and night, which is … Continue reading → Read More...
October 20, 2010 by Andrew Taylor
The opening plenary of the Grantmakers in the Arts conference featured a fabulous performance by spoken word artist Marc Kelly Smith and the Speak’Easy Ensemble (Robbie Q. Telfer, Joel Chmara, Tim Stafford, Molly Meacham, and Dan Sullivan). Their task was … Continue reading → Read More...
October 20, 2010 by Barry Hessenius
“And the beat goes on……………” Reflections: The CapitalizationProject will have to confront the thorny issue lying underneath the surface: the assumption that to get where the project seeks to go there will have to be, at least some wholesale restructuring … Continue reading → Read More...
October 20, 2010 by Arlene Goldbard
On Tuesday, I attended a Grantmakers in the Arts conference presentation on “Participatory Arts and Community Health: Challenges and Opportunities,” organized by Amy Kitchener of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts. It began with presentations on exemplary projects braiding art … Continue reading → Read More...
October 19, 2010 by Andrew Taylor
Joi Ito’s luncheon keynote yesterday keeps spinning in my head. The CEO of Creative Commons has been involved in many technology startups as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, and part of his talk explored how innovation and invention is changing … Continue reading → Read More...
October 19, 2010 by Barry Hessenius
Good morning. “And the beat goes on………………” Rocco’s Speech: The Chair of the Endowment’s activism to involve the agency on a number of front s seems to be working.. This morning he recounted successes in getting other federal departments and … Continue reading → Read More...
October 19, 2010 by Arlene Goldbard
Joi Ito, founder and CEO of Creative Commons, was the luncheon speaker at Monday’s GIA meeting. His relaxed and likable presence comes across as realness personified. His low-key style gives me a sort of internal headshake. By the time Ito’s … Continue reading → Read More...
October 18, 2010 by Andrew Taylor
There was some useful and difficult discussion today at the Grantmakers in the Arts conference. But two commonly commented assumptions are well worth a revisit. Continue reading → Read More...
October 18, 2010 by Arlene Goldbard
The first plenary session of this Grantmakers in The Arts’ conference focused on the National Capitalization Project, a GIA initiative launched this past January. It was premised on the plain truth that arts organizations are often under-capitalized. A task force … Continue reading → Read More...