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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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Still Hungry

Ute, these are great points. I think you are helping me sort through issues of assessment and value. I believe that the motivations of selection are with the best intentions and that the rubrics created are about insuring the best … 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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On Charity vs. Investment

Ute, we have been responsible to say the least in using this slow building format that allows us a seemingly neutral place on the matter or funding relationships but I think it would be irresponsible if we didn’t spend a … 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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Feasting Time Yet?

Thanks everybody for chiming in. I agree Ute; it is nice to simply get a check in the mail. More of those please! I also think that its important that we reflect on why we are being successful and not … 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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Our Guests Are Arriving

Ute, Aretha was a nice touch. While I rarely play the role of the victim, it IS easy to criminalize funders, partly because young, emerging and even some professional artists have such a complex relationship to money and people with … 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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