Monthly Archives: December 2009

CULTURAL ALLIANCE MOURNS PASSING OF PRESIDENT PEGGY AMSTERDAM

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance sorrowfully announces the passing of its president, Peggy Amsterdam. She died peacefully at home on December 26, surrounded by family and friends. Read More

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PARTING THOUGHTS FROM MOY

“Over the past decade, 24/7 connectivity has become reality. Living in (Shifting between) real and virtual time/space is oxymoronically natural in our lives. Technological breakthroughs enable us to be connected to each other and to address our needs and desires … Continue reading

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REMEMBER THE BIG PREDICTED TRANSFER OF WEALTH?

Apparently it is still coming. Following is a link to an interview Paul G. Schervish, PhD, and John J. Havens of the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College, published in Investments & Wealth Monitor. Read More

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MICHAEL KAISER ON THE FIRST BIG GRANT

One of the exciting moments in the life of a young, small or mid-sized arts organization is when it receives its first, large foundation grant. This grant, a recognition of the good work already being performed, typically allows the organization … Continue reading

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LOOKING BACK AT THE ARTS BUILDING BOOM

(The recession is)…”exposing poor management and poor planning,” said Mr. Joynes, who is collaborating on a study of 50 cultural building projects completed from 1994 to 2008 and their planning processes. These were situations, he added, in which “nobody actually … Continue reading

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MAKING THE MUMMIES DANCE! R.I.P THOMAS HOVING

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YALE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS PHILANTHROPY CONFERENCE

A brief on the Yale philanthropy conference, “Leveraging Resources and Harnessing Strengths” by Ian David Moss. Read More

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NEW JERSEY FREEZES $10 MILLION IN ARTS GRANTS AWARDED EARLIER

Treasury spokesman Tom Vincz confirmed the state has released only a small portion of the $12.2 million in first installments. The rest “has been put on hold, along with other areas generally considered ‘discretionary,’ in light of the current year … Continue reading

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NEA SURVEY: PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE ARTS

Thursday, December 10, the National Endowment for the Arts will release the full report of the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, the nation’s largest and most representative study of adults’ arts participation habits. As part of the … Continue reading

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PINCHUK FOUNDATION $100K AWARD TO INDIVIDUAL ARTIST

A new $100,000 prize for artists under the age of 35 is being announced on Tuesday by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 2006 by its namesake Ukrainian billionaire and art collector. The $100,000 award comes with … Continue reading

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