The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation welcomed Brandi Stewart as its new program officer for the Arts.
Grantmakers in the Arts
Jerry Brown, the governor of California, signed on June 27 a $139 billion state budget that includes a $44,080,000 one-time federal Title IV funding for grants enhancing arts education or expanding access to physical and mental health care in schools in fiscal year 2019.
Singer Nina Simone’s childhood home, in Tryon, North Carolina, was named a "National Treasure" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Jerome Foundation announced the inaugural recipients of its Organization Grants Program. The program supports nonprofit arts organizations based in the state of Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City across artistic disciplines that offer programs for research, development, and production of new work by early career vocational artists.
Lane Harwell, the executive director of Dance/NYC, will transition this summer from the organization to join the Ford Foundation as program officer, Creativity and Free Expression, where he will support the foundation’s explorations of how the arts can contribute to fairer and more just societies, Dance/NYC announced.
About 28 million people or 11.7 percent of the U.S. adult population read poetry in the last year, according to a new survey by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This number means that "as a share of the total U.S. adult population, this poetry readership is the highest on record over a 15-year period."
The Civic Practice Partnership is the Metropolitan Museum's new collaborative residency program for New York artists committed to social change.
Building inclusive economies within American communities is the focus of the third round of EmcArts as Indianapolis joins its Community Innovation Labs.