Grantmakers in the Arts

June 9, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

From The Phoenix Newspaper: "A new start-up called Ad Astra has launched, becoming the UK’s first non-fungible token (NFT) agency that specialises in connecting artists, art collectors and galleries with end-to-end NFT services."

"The company intends to break down the entry barriers for many artists who have the desire, but not the resources, to create and sell innovative NFTs that fully utilise the potential of the medium."

June 9, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

From author Michaela Haas for Reasons to Be Cheerful, "A unique Housing First effort in Düsseldorf combines art, newspapers and advocacy to pair the unhoused with apartments."

June 9, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

The AVPN conference plans to livestream their session, "Learning from failure in philanthropy," from Bali on June 23 at 8:45 CEST.

June 7, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

"Staffers in institutions got time, space and money to address fragile business models and secure their futures," said author Susan Jones. "In contrast, exclusive and short-term emergency arts funding schemes for freelance artists failed to address their livelihood needs."

June 6, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

"Dear Ms. Scott," said Amber Hamilton, Executive Director of Memphis Music Initiative. "What do you say to someone whose investment and commitment to trust Black leaders has changed the game for over a dozen organizations and thousands of young people with one gift? If this ever reaches you, I’d like to spend a moment talking about not just gratitude and impact, but feelings."

June 3, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

"This commitment was made in the wake of Covid and Black Lives Matter. And to date, there have been no answers to the question," said Arts Professional UK author Kevin Osborne. "Two years on, as life moves to a post-Covid norm and memories of the killing of George Floyd fade, ACE’s commitment to increased racial equity is being severely tested."

June 2, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

"It’s no coincidence that every administrative arts worker I know is burnt out," said author Benjamin Akio Kimitch. "We all know how hard and underpaid the work is, but we want to make our own contributions to the community that inspires us, so when we imagine making a change, our dreams are generally about the devil we know."

June 2, 2022 by Jaime Sharp

On May 12, Equity, "published a global scoping review of 111 academic studies related to mental health and wellbeing in students and professionals within the performing arts. This landmark study was commissioned by Equity. It’s launched alongside a new Mental Health Charter at a panel event to mark Mental Health Awareness Week."