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Funder, Transform Thyself

Tuesday, October 20, 10:00am – 11:30am

Emerald Room, Main Galeria

Organized and moderated by Justin Laing, Senior Program Officer, The Heinz Endowments.

Presented by Dana Bishop-Root, Program Manager, Transformazium; Kendal Nasiadka, student representative, Three Rivers Community Foundation & The Heinz Endowments; and Celeste Smith, CEO, 1Hood Media.

Working with community partners as part of its commitment to increase the quality and quantity of youth arts experiences in African American and distressed neighborhoods, The Heinz Endowments is in the third year of the Transformative Arts Process (TAP). An evolving and, for Heinz, experimental approach, TAP is building the field of those who teach, learn, live, administer and fund arts programs in these communities by investing in a field building strategy that it is co-creating with the field itself. The session will be presented with TAP Advisory Board members and will provide colleagues with tools to structure community input into their grantmaking in ways that can make it more equitable.