Steve Jobs famously said, "Customers don't know what they want until you show it to them." Thankfully, the Atlanta-based Boys and Girls Clubs of America ignored that advice when creating their Youth Arts Initiative. They interviewed over 150 "tweens" for their opinions on what they're looking for in an arts program and the Wallace Foundation rewarded the organization with a $5.35 million, two-and-a-half year commitment.
Wallace's Building Audiences for Sustainability findings have yet to be published. But we have a suspicion they may resemble Wallace Excellence Award winners, a similar initiative that concluded two years ago.Read More
Research finds that few minority arts organizations receive comparable funding from individual donors to organizations serving mostly white patrons. We look at the drivers of this disparity and how to close the gap.Read More
The Wallace Foundation's $52 million effort, which aims to unearth and disseminate best practices in audience engagement, now has someone to track the efforts of the 26 participating arts organizations.Read More
Getting more people through the doors of arts institutions isn't easy, and funders have spent a fortune looking for the secret sauce. Enter Wallace, with plans to spread big money to nonprofits with promising ideas.Read More