Monthly Archives: October 2009

BOLDER GIVING FREE PHONE CONVERSATIONS

Bolder Giving is offering a series of free hour-long telehone conversations with remarkable individual dnors. Founded by GIA member Anne Ellinger ( Zing Foundation), the first conversation will be with Mike Schaefer, the surviving life partner of an early Microsoft … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES THE BEST AND WISEST PARENT WANT?

Diane Ravitch suggests three simple ways to provide the kind of education a parent wants for their child. Seems so simple. Maybe it’s time to simplify our approach to education reform… Well, I certainly agree with you that all kids … Continue reading

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ROCCO'S GIA KEYNOTE IN THE PRESS

The closing keynote at the 2009 GIA conference in Brooklyn has generated some diverse responses. Jacqueline Trescott in the Washington Post Chris Jones in the Chicago Tribune David Ng in the LA Times Arts Beat in the New York Times … Continue reading

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ART AND THE PUBLIC PURPOSE: A NEW FRAMEWORK

Check out this new site about the framework was developed by the Cultural Policy Working Group created on May 12th, 2009, following a White House Briefing on Art, Community, Social Justice, National Recovery. This Framework offers five concepts that hold … Continue reading

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NICK RABKIN ON HUFFPOST: DOES THE COUNTRY NEED A CULTURAL POLICY?

Despite its preoccupation with the economy, health care, two wars, and other pressing matters, the administration has already shown a real appreciation for the arts. Its White House performance programs are welcoming the diversity of American culture to the “People’s … Continue reading

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GROUNDBREAKING STUDY LINKS HIGH H.S. GRADUATION RATES TO STRONG ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAMS

High school graduation rates and access to arts education are closely linked, according to a new study of New York City public high schools released today by The Center for Arts Education. The report — titled “Staying in School: Arts … Continue reading

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GIA 2009 CONFERENCE BLOG – RIGHT NEXT DOOR

Just in case you missed it. Check out reports by Ina David Moss from GIA’s 2009 conference right next door.

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ROCCO LANDESMAN ANNOUNCES "ART WORKS" TOUR AT THE 2009 GRANTMAKERS IN THE ARTS NATIONAL CONFERENCE

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman delivered a keynote address today to close the 2009 national Grantmakers in the Arts conference: Navigating the Art of Change. Read the full text of the address here. Chairman Landesman announced that … Continue reading

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PHILANTHROPY IN ACTION: MET TICKETS FOR $20

The popular Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Rush Tickets program returns for its third season. Thanks to a generous gift from Met Board member Agnes Varis and her husband, Karl Leichtman, two hundred orchestra seats are available for $20 for … Continue reading

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EQUITY ADVANCING EQUITY – A NEW REPORT FROM BLUEPRINT RESEARCH & DESIGN

This report focuses on how community philanthropies – community foundations, loan funds, and others – are using mission investing to address these fundamental inequities in their communities. The social inequities shaped by race, ethnicity, class, and gender and sexual orientation … Continue reading

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