(6-9-10) Fourteen years later, Arlene Goldbard discussed her 1996 essay “Let Them Eat Pie: Philanthropy à la Mode.”
Grantmakers in the Arts
(6-8-10) The Joan Mitchell Foundation's annual Masters in Fine Arts Grant Program was created in 1997 to help MFA painters & sculptors in furthering their artistic careers and to aid in the transition from academic to professional studio work upon graduation.
Each recipient receives a grant in the amount of $15,000. To date the Joan Mitchell Foundation has awarded 162 MFA Grants. These grants are given in recognition of artistic quality to artists chosen from a body of candidates put forth by nominators from the academic art community across the United States.
(6-8-10) At last week's GIA Board of Directors meeting in Louisville, Diane Sanchez - Director of Grantmaking & Donor Services at the East Bay Community Foundation in Oakland - was elected to fill the vacancy left by the departure of John Killacky. Here is Diane's bio:
(6-8-10) From the June 5 Victoria, BC Times Colonist:
Things just seem to get worse for arts and culture in Victoria and the rest of British Columbia.
I'm not talking about the quality of the offerings, which often reach artistic levels that delight and surprise. Rather, it's our provincial government's mulish insistence on pretending the cultural industry in B.C. no longer exists.
(6-8-10) "But today they are so reduced that it is hard to guess what went on among the ruins. Profili’s dogs ramble around, crapping where they see fit. The great majority of the houses are in such decay that people aren’t allowed to enter them. Broken fences and signboards tell of torpor and indifference. Nearby Herculaneum, where many frescoes and mosaics have been irreparably damaged by rainwater, is an archaeological casualty ward; a team funded by the US billionaire David Packard is fighting to save what it can.
(6-8-10) In May, the Philadelphia Music Project (PMP), a program of the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, announced grants totaling $1.1 million to Philadelphia-area arts organizations. PMP makes annual awards to organizations "whose adventurous programming and imaginative approaches to engaging audiences—through both performance and education—advance Philadelphia's role as a vital center for musical innovation." Project grants also provide direct support to area musicians and composers.
(6-7-10) "I have devoted a significant part of my life’s work in support of the independent artist — independent referring not to the size of a project, its funding or subject matter; rather, to the singular vision and voice of that artist. I founded Sundance Institute 30 years ago out of the belief that it is vital to ensure that the artist’s voice remains vibrant, valued and heard in civil society at large.
It is with this in mind that I ask you to join me in bringing wider attention and broader support to a critically important case currently in play in U.S. courts.