Createquity finds itself at a pivotal moment in fall 2015. We have seen an exciting increase in the demand for our work since relaunching just over a year ago, and with new team members and sources of support, our capacity has grown to help achieve our new mission. Those increased resources are bringing both opportunities and challenges our way, but fortunately, we don’t have to navigate those alone. We are pleased to share that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant of $82,000 in support of planning and capacity building for Createquity.
The award will support a six-month consulting engagement to help us determine the optimal operational model for our mission goals, and support the Createquity editorial team as we continue our efforts to synthesize cutting-edge research on the most important issues in the arts. Pioneering a new model of public interest journalism, Createquity seeks to inform arts leaders with clear and evidence-based cases for change.
Createquity’s fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas, supports this vital work and will be engaging in a pilot partnership with Createquity during the grant period that will involve new collaborative programming between the two entities (including a new podcast series featuring host Andrew Taylor!) and shared staff resources. Createquity’s founder and editor-in-chief Ian David Moss has held a dual role for the past six years both leading Createquity and serving as a member of the senior leadership team at Fractured Atlas. As part of the pilot partnership, a portion of Ian’s time at Fractured Atlas will support Createquity’s development over the next six months.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Fractured Atlas join the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, CultureLab, and MailChimp as institutional investors and partners in our work. We are grateful for their forward-thinking support.