Plus new regulations in China, equity crowdfunding and impact investing for the masses, and a facelift for Philly libraries.
To Build or Not to Build (And Other October Stories)
This month, it’s (mostly) all about the Benjamins.
A New Way to Think About Intrinsic vs. Instrumental Benefits of the Arts
Which matters more, art for art’s sake or art for people’s sake? Neither, according to a new report.
The Sony Hack: More Than Just The Interview (and other December stories)
The cyberattack on Sony caused an international incident with North Korea. But the hack exposed more than just a controversial movie.
Around the horn: Madiba edition
Don’t forget about the Createquity Fellowship deadline coming up this Friday! ART AND THE GOVERNMENT The value of the creative sector to the U.S. economy? Half a trillion dollars. The value of the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s official inclusion of our sector in its GDP analysis? Priceless. Responses from the field have been mixed. Some areRead More
Around the Horn: Rob Ford edition
ART AND THE GOVERNMENT The even playing field that is the Internet might be about to tilt in the favor of the powerful, in this case AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, and the like. Net neutrality is in the hands of the DC Circuit Court. The National Initiative on Arts & the Military has released a newRead More
Cool jobs of the month
Foundation Fellow, George Gund Foundation The George Gund Foundation Fellowship provides an opportunity for promising professionals to work inside the Foundation, a philanthropic organization that plays a vital role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various national policy deliberations that impact our community. The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time commitment beginningRead More
Systemic Change in a Pointillist World – Questions from GIA 2013
I approached the 2013 Grantmakers in the Arts conference as an opportunity to revisit my roots while stepping out of my comfort zone. I grew up in the Philadelphia area and my first job out of graduate school was in grantmaking. Since then I have been living and breathing arts education. I arrived last weekRead More
Supporting Excellence in the Arts – Lessons from GIA 2013
To this newcomer, the 2013 Grantmakers in the Arts conference in Philadelphia was a whirlwind tour through dozens of ideas and themes that have currency among arts funders, from creative placemaking to creativity and aging, from combatting racism in our own practice to ensuring all students receive a robust arts education. A few days afterRead More
New York, Philly, DC, Harrisburg
The new school year has started, and you know what that means: conferences and talks galore! For whatever reason 2013 has had me burning up the rails and roads of the Northeast, and that trend continues into September and October. September 27 Town Hall: State of NYC Dance Snapshot and Trends organized by Dance/NYC 92ndRead More