Author Archives: Ute

Late night questions and night cap answers

I think we should wrap it up, it’s gotten late, so I just want add some thoughts to your question about rubrics and add a few of my own. By what rubrics or categories are grants distributed? This can often … Continue reading

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Power dynamics, for dessert.

Thanks, Theaster. It’s funny, our dinner conversation has turned into little crafted monologues between long pauses. I find myself waiting to speak until I have thought every through as best I can. I guess that is the result of the … Continue reading

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Dinner’s ready, sorry it took a bit longer

Thanks Theaster for those recommendations to artists. I ‘d like to do the same for grant givers. First off though two warnings about my list: 1. It reflects my personal preferences and the experience gathered from knowing and funding individual … Continue reading

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Willkommen!

Thanks, Theaster, and thank you, commentators! I’m sure you know the old joke that if you want to speak about art go out to dinner with bankers, and if you want to speak about money go out with artists. I … Continue reading

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All I’m askin’

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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Shopping List

Respect Openness Sincerity (hard to find) Expertise (might have to be replaced) People Interest Good work Money Mission (only the fresh kind) Consistency (may not need that) Approachability (only the organic kind) Responsiveness Clarity Am I forgetting something?

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Cleaning the house a bit more: Shared responsibility

I’d like to pick up on this last sentence of yours Theaster, which I think is gets to the heart of the problem of building good relationships between granters and grantees. The granter is part of an institution, a formal … Continue reading

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Invitation: Hello readers and hopefully active commentators!

Theaster and I are looking forward sharing our personal thoughts and experiences about the grantor/grantee relationship with all of you. Hopefully it will be an insightful and, ideally, lively conversation. We encourage all of you to chime in with your … Continue reading

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