Why Storytelling May Be the Next Big Funding Opportunity for Museums

The San Francisco Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) received a multi-year grant by the James Irvine Foundation's Exploring Engagement Fund to support a two-year storytelling project entitled "Crossing Fences: Conversations and Stories with African-American Men Across the Generations," underscoring how museums can capitalize on the growing popularity of storytelling to engage new audiences.
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Three Reasons Why "Creative Placemaking" Represents the Future of Arts Funding

ArtPlace America recently announced it secured close to $28 million in funding to support creative placemaking from 14 foundations, including its newest partner, the Barr Foundation in Boston. This development further underscores the growing impact creative placemaking is having on communities and nonprofit arts organizations across the country.

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Why Did the Parsons Foundation Give $250k to Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona?

The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation recently awarded $250,000 to Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona. What's most striking about this announcement is the immediate and tangible effect of the funding. The gift will enable the program to take in an additional 1,300 children and sign up 100 more volunteers.

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