Grantmakers in the Arts
The nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street recently announced the new Joan Ganz Cooney Fund for Vulnerable Children, which will support Sesame Street in Communities, an initiative that helps caregivers and community service providers give children a strong and healthy start.
Organizations from the public, private, and philanthropic sectors announced recently the Racial Equity Here commitment, an effort to dismantle structural racism in America. Recognizing the need to collectively tackle growing racial disparities, these institutions invite others to join them in taking clear steps to prioritize racial equity in their work.
Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Meow Wolf is an arts and entertainment group that is attracting audiences of all ages in its immersive art world.
Arts are centered in the Radical Hope Fund, NoVo Foundation's new fund focused on social justice. The NoVo Foundation announced recently $34 million in grants to 19 organizations doing transformative social justice work in the United States and around the world.
Arts in rural places play an important role in driving the innovation that ultimately leads to economic development and rising living standards, points out an article by CityLab that tackles "the myth that urban areas are creative and rural areas are not."
Small arts and culture organizations leverage cultural practices to lift up urgent community issues in Oakland, California, but they are facing challenges that hamper their growth, stability, and sustainability, according to a new report commissioned by Akonadi Foundation and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.