Monthly Archives: April 2009

FUNDING OUT OF THE BOX

Here’s a project supporting artists to the tune of $500,000 that is waaaaaaay out of the box. Too soon to say what the results might be, but is generating a lot of interest, and making use of all the social … Continue reading

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MAYBE NOT SUCH A GREAT IDEA?

A late amendment inserted in the Washington state capital budget by Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens orders the Washington State Arts Commission to “restrict the purchase of works of art to artists residing in Washington state.” Were other states to … Continue reading

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NEW REPORT FROM THE HEWLETT FOUNDATION ON YOUTH INVOLVEMENT IN THE ARTS

A new report, the second in the series, examines youth involvement in the arts. Two years ago we commissioned and presented a report on “Involving Youth in Non Profit Arts Organization” that illustrated how the recruitment and retention of the … Continue reading

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TWEETS, BLOGS AND MORE FROM NTEN

The 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference was entirely sold out, but content is available online in several media. Read, listen, tweet, blog, and stream more.

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CHECK IT OUT! THE RECOVERY ACT MAP OF RESOURCES BY STATE. TOTALLY COOL.

The Foundation Center has created an interactive map of resources for non-profits seeking information on resources for gaining access to stimulus package funding. The act includes new or expanded government grant programs designed to provide assistance to communities or individuals … Continue reading

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THE CURB CENTER REPORT ON THE NPAC CONFERENCE

At least since the early 1990s, the cultural field has lamented the fact that it is a disaggregated and distributed policy field. Policy agendas and new practices emerge in specific contexts, pushed along by actors and organizations that have particular … Continue reading

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THREE EXCELLENT ARTICLES FROM DANCE USA JOURNAL

Three articles in the current issue of Dance USA Journal address aspects of evolution and change in dance companies that also have application in other arts organizations and will be of interest to dance funders as those who fund in … Continue reading

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FOUNDATION CENTER SURVEY SHOWS SHIFT IN GRANTMAKING ACTIVITY IN 2009

This new research advisory from the FOundation Center, the latest in a series that sheds light on the impact of the economic downturn on the nonprofit sector, examines how U.S. foundations are coping with the crisis. The findings are based … Continue reading

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NEW NATIVE ARTS AND CULTURE FOUNDATION OPENS

From the New York Times Even as arts groups around the country are cutting back because of declining endowments and donations, a new foundation to support the work of American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native artists is being established … Continue reading

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INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES IN LOUISVILLE

In the Louisville Courier Journal ( Photo Louisville Shakespeare Company) Amid the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression, Louisville’s principal arts organizations are being challenged as never before. Approaches once considered sacrosanct, realities thought etched in concrete, are … Continue reading

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