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Lessons from Public Funders

by Barbara Schaffer Bacon (bio), co-director, Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts GIA asks, “What can private foundations learn from public funders who are working with marginalized communities?” I think public support programs, some old, and some more current have … Continue reading

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Rewarding Sustained Attention

by Barbara Schaffer Bacon (bio), co-director, Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts “Great art rewards sustained attention.” This simple theory comes from philosopher Marcia Muelder Eaton, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota. In my personal experience, it is true. … Continue reading

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