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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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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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DISRUPTING PHILANTHROPY

Draft 2.0 of the paper Disrupting Philanthropy by Lucy Bernholz with Edward Skloot and Barry Valera is now available online, and the authors are soliciting feedback and comments. Comments can go to via email to lucy [at] blueprintrd [dot] com, … Continue reading

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ARLENE GOLDBARD ON ARTISTS AND CULTURAL RECOVERY

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$4.35 BILLION IN STIMULUS FUNDS FOR EDUCATION, BUT NO ARTS

From the Executive Summary ( Link below) “Priority 2. Competitive Preference Priority – Emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)” Dept. of Education announcement Executive Summary of Race to the Top guidelines for applicants In the press: New York … Continue reading

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DIVERSITY IN PHILANTHROPY RELEASES ARTS & CULTURE CASE STUDY

This exploration of best practices, by Lydia D. Bell, draws on the studied observations of nine leading arts and culture funders to ascertain opportunities for encouraging increased diversity, inclusion and equity in society through grant making in the creative fields. … 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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CONVERSATION WITH ELIZABETH STREB

Here’s an interesting conversation between Andrew Taylor, Director of the Bolz Center for Arts Administration in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, and choreographer Elizabeth Streb. Streb discusses her work reimagining the ways that performers and audiences interact and … Continue reading

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CASE STUDIES REPORT ON ARTS FOR ALL IN L.A. COUNTY

The first 11 school districts to join L.A. County’s arts education initiative, Arts for All, have made admirable progress in developing an infrastructure for arts education that carries the potential to be self-sustaining in time, according to case studies released … Continue reading

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NEW RESEARCH FROM THE PHILADELPHIA CULTURAL ALLIANCE

Cultural Alliance Releases 10 Key Findings on Cultural Engagement The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance today released a new report on emerging trends in cultural engagement in the region. Entitled Research Into Action: Pathways to New Opportunities, the report is based … Continue reading

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