Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Exploring the Intersection of Arts and Culture and Other Funding Areas
A message from PNY President Ronna Brown, published originally in the New York PhilanthroPost Monthly September 2014 edition
In last month’s New York PhilanthroPost Monthly, I described PNY’s commitment to utilizing programming as a way to provide a “deeper dive” into different issue areas as part of our 2014-2016 strategic plan. One of our 4 areas of focus this year is arts and culture. Art is important for innumerable reasons, but our focus is for funders using art as a tool for another mission area. Many of the programs we will showcase will explore the intersection between arts and culture, and social justice, equity and diversity.
Our first program in this series was in July -- Art, Technology and Intellectual Property: How Funders Can Help Artists and Arts Institutions Navigate this Changing Landscape. Our next program is coming up fast! On September 12, we are delighted to present The Power of Arts and Culture as a Crossover Grantmaking Approach with actress and advocate, Anna Deavere Smith.
This session will highlight arts and culture grants where the primary goals are about climate change, education and social justice. Speakers will share their insights about what types of arts and culture approaches they used and how they assessed different venues and forums. In addition to Ms. Smith, this session will also feature Kavitha Mediratta (The Atlantic Philanthropies), Christopher Hoadley (National Science Foundation), Steven Cosson (The Civilians) and Edwin Torres (The Rockefeller Foundation).
The RSVPs for this program have increased sharply since Labor Day. If you’re interested in attending The Power of Arts and Culture as a Crossover Grantmaking Approach, make sure to register now.
One more note: We’ve added to the PNY team! Please join me in welcoming Aditi Davray and Tiffany Langston, our new Director of Learning Services and Multimedia Manager, respectively. Aditi will be responsible for developing educational programs and special events, and Tiffany is the managing editor of the New York PhilanthroPost. Please take a moment and say hello to new staff – or old – the next time you are at a program or in the neighborhood.