Category Archives: Ideas and Action: what funders are doing

activity in the grantmaking community in response to the economic crisis

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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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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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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STUDIO PROTECTOR: AN ARTIST'S GUIDE TO EMERGENCIES

Craft Emergency Relief Fund has published Studio Protector: An Artist’s Guide to Emergencies. The fun-to-use, indispensable wall guide and companion web site, www.studioprotector.org, is for artists who want to cover their A’s (their art, assets and archives, that is) in … Continue reading

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NEA CULTURAL WORKFORCE WEBCAST, FRIDAY 11-20-09

On Friday, November 20, 2009, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will present a live webcast on www.arts.gov of a forum about America’s artists and other cultural workers who are part of this country’s real economy. Academics, foundation professionals, … Continue reading

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FOUNDATION CENTER REPORTS 2010 GIVING MAY DECREASE FURTHER THAN ANTICIPATED

A new research advisory from the Foundation Center suggests that foundation giving will decline by more than 10 percent in 2009, a bit closer to the high end of the range estimated by the center earlier this year, and that … Continue reading

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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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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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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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HELP THE FEDS AWARD $4.35 BILLION IN EDUCATION FUNDING

“The U.S. Department of Education is seeking recommendations for reviewers for the $4.35 billion Race to the Top Fund competitive grant program. This program presents an unprecedented opportunity to support far-reaching improvement in schools across the country. Therefore, we hope … Continue reading

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