Createquity is excited to announce two new partnerships that will be instrumental in helping us move our work forward. Less than a year since our relaunch, we have a larger, paid editorial staff, a core research process, and a new strategic direction. We are now thrilled to welcome CultureLab and the Howard Gilman Foundation as partners in our work as we continue to develop content that examines the most important issues affecting the arts ecosystem.
CultureLab is an online learning environment for the arts and culture sector. Built by WolfBrown, the site is a next-generation “social library” to facilitate the sharing of knowledge among consultants, researchers, students, funders, and practitioners. It features a wealth of arts-related research and information, including case studies of grant-funded projects, research reports, strategic plans, feasibility studies, evaluations, and discussion forums. Through our partnership, Createquity’s capsule reviews — easily digestible analyses of studies and reports we encounter through our core research process — currently posted on Createquity Insider, will be re-published on CultureLab, bringing our investigation of research in the arts and culture sector to a broader audience.
As a component of its 2015 contribution to Fractured Atlas, the Howard Gilman Foundation has generously agreed to commit $5,000 in general operating support to Createquity. As a proponent of robust, innovative, and promising arts organizations, the Gilman Foundation’s support will help make our regular content possible. A lot of work goes into our research, writing, and news sharing behind the scenes, and the Gilman Foundation leaves us better equipped to advance our understanding of research in arts and culture.
We are grateful to CultureLab and the Gilman Foundation for their commitment to our work and look forward to seeing these collaborations unfold!