Foundation management

March 26, 2015 by admin
Capitalization has been a hot topic in the arts funding community — and in these very pages — in recent years. Funders and cultural organizations alike are increasingly invested in the capital structures that undergird a vibrant cultural sector. Driven by a shared desire to increase artistic vitality in the Greater Boston area, two GIA members — the Barr Foundation and The Klarman Family Foundation — are taking a closer look at how capitalization supports their grantees’ ability to both take and manage risk. Read More...
March 23, 2015 by admin
In the late 1980s, several hundred people met twice at remote locations on two islands, one on the US East Coast and one on the West, to consider “the creative support of the creative artist.” Sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), the first conference was held in May 1986 at Montauk on the eastern tip of Long Island, New York, and the second in November 1988 on Orcas Island near the Canadian border in Washington State. Although I attended both, I am deeply grateful to have had sources with agile memories so I didn’t have to rely only on my own. Read More...
September 25, 2014 by admin
The struggle to ensure that art work is recognized as real work and compensated accordingly is an essential one, and it continues through the efforts of art collectives and organizations, the actions of artists, and countless individual decisions to accept or reject engrossing but unpaid jobs. — Elyse Mallouk, “On Laboring for Love” Read More...
September 23, 2014 by admin
The Cultural Data Project (CDP) was launched in fall 2004 as a statewide, web-based data collection system for arts and cultural organizations by a group of Pennsylvania grantmakers and arts advocates, including the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, the Heinz Endowments, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew), The Pittsburgh Foundation, and the William Penn Foundation. Read More...
January 16, 2014 by admin
2014, 19 pages, The Aspen Institute, One Dupont Circle NW, Ste 700, Washington, DC, 20036, 202-736-5800   www.aspeninstitute.org Download: Read More...
November 25, 2013 by admin
2013, 211 pages, The Aspen Institute, One Dupont Circle NW, Ste 700, Washington, DC, 20036, 202-736-5800   www.aspeninstitute.org Download: Read More...
September 16, 2013 by admin
Download:    Building a Resilient Sector (9.2Mb) One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore. — André Gide Read More...
September 16, 2013 by admin
As arts philanthropy evolves in the twenty-first century, one constant remains at the center — the artist. And longtime funder, advocate, and activist Ted Berger has devoted his professional career as well as an equally busy retirement to making artists a central focus of his life. Read More...
September 13, 2013 by admin
We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge. Uncontrolled and unorganized information is no longer a resource in an information society, instead it becomes the enemy.    — John Naisbitt, Megatrends: 10 New Directions Transforming Our Lives (1982) Read More...
June 14, 2013 by admin
I am currently writing an essay for a university art gallery exhibition catalog about how the early nineteenth-century invention of photography marked a change in art and spiritual consciousness; and thus dwelling on the postindustrial trajectories of art and science. I have so many extra notions that I created this separate cloud of thought. Apologies if this musing seems too general. I present it here to excite dialogue and receive feedback through the GIA Reader. Read More...