The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation has awarded Createquity a grant of $15,000 over one year. Based in Baltimore, the Deutsch Foundation invests in innovation in the areas of science and technology, arts, media, education and social justice. The grant will support Createquity’s innovative research process, which is noted for its transparency and movement toward action to address the most important issues affecting the arts ecosystem. From a budgetary standpoint, the bulk of Deutsch’s support will go towards expanding our editorial team and increasing honoraria for our editorial team members.
We are particularly excited about this grant because it will help us to bolster the operational model for Createquity at a pivotal moment for the organization. While the passion and free labor of our writers and editors were enough to propel the site forward in its early years, the ambition embedded in Createquity’s new editorial mandate requires a greater degree of investment. The Deutsch Foundation joins the Howard Gilman Foundation and CultureLab as partners helping to build a base of support for our new direction and move Createquity forward.