Grantmakers in the Arts

September 27, 2023 by Jaime Sharp in Non-profit management

From the Hewlett Foundation: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced that Tom DeCaigny will join the foundation as a Program Officer with the Performing Arts Program. Tom will manage a diverse portfolio of grants that support communities, artists, and youth throughout the Bay Area, with a particular focus on arts education policy and advocacy. He will start on January 9, 2024.

September 27, 2023 by Jaime Sharp in Arts and Social Justice

"There shouldn’t be anything controversial about drag, a multidisciplinary art form that weaves together fashion, acting, song, and dance," said Beatrice Thomas and Lane Harwell for the Chronicle of Philanthropy. "From the time of Shakespeare, when female roles were performed by men, to the vaudeville circuit and the Harlem Renaissance, drag has been a means of expression that cuts across history, cultures, and continents."

September 27, 2023 by Jaime Sharp in Arts and Social Justice

From ADC Consulting: Primarily serving individual artists and artmaking entities, ASOs frequently provide the greatest benefits to the least resourced artists and groups through capacity building, networking, advocacy, grantmaking, arts education, and/or industry research.

September 27, 2023 by Jaime Sharp in Arts Education

From the University of Michigan Dearborn: Do you know UM-Dearborn alumni who are making a positive impact like these Alumni Difference Makers? Our alumni are “difference makers” who have continued the university’s legacy of leadership in their lives and careers through their contributions to the university and community. You are invited to join us in honoring deserving UM-Dearborn graduates at this year’s 2023 Alumni Difference Makers Awards ceremony during Homecoming week.

September 27, 2023 by Jaime Sharp in Arts and Social Justice

From The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation: Our investments are guided by the fundamental belief in the power of live theatre to spark dialogue, bring different viewpoints together on challenging subjects, and provide a lens to process the critical issues of contemporary society.  

September 27, 2023 by Jaime Sharp in Philanthropic practice

"Minnesota is known for its lively arts and culture scene, but a strong arts culture doesn’t just happen by accident. It takes loyal audiences and organizations that support the arts," Angela Davis and Maja Beckstrom for MPRNews. "One of the key funding organizations for artists in Minnesota is the Jerome Foundation, a private foundation that's been around since the 1960s. Hundreds of Minnesota filmmakers, playwrights, choreographers, poets and other artists got a boost early in their career through a Jerome Foundation grant."

September 20, 2023 by Jaime Sharp in Support for Individual Artists

From Whippoorwill Arts: In 2020, we embarked on multi-phase research efforts with these guiding questions in mind: All with a focus on live performance - something no new technology will ever replace - also the main source of income and a fulfillment of deep desire for working musicians.

September 19, 2023 by Jaime Sharp in Arts Education

In recognition of National Arts in Education Week, U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), and Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.) reintroduced legislation to increase access to the arts for students. The Arts Education for All Act will support and encourage arts education and programming for our young children, K-12 students, and youth and adults involved in the justice system. It will help to close existing gaps in access to arts education, which has the potential to improve the lifelong health and success of both children and adults.