“Cultivating the Artists of Tomorrow.” Miami’s Biggest Arts Patron Makes His Next Move

“Cultivating the Artists of Tomorrow.” Miami’s Biggest Arts Patron Makes His Next Move

With Miami on the international arts map thanks to Art Basel, funders are now focusing their efforts on building a strong arts ecosystem in the city. As part of this push, billionaire Jorge M. Pérez is building a new private museum and art center.

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What the Right Hand is Doing: The Paradoxical Giving of a Billionaire Mega-Donor

What the Right Hand is Doing: The Paradoxical Giving of a Billionaire Mega-Donor

Most top donors align their political and philanthropic giving so that both advance their values. Then there’s Ken Griffin, a patron of science and the arts who also bankrolls a Trump-dominated GOP that’s attacking those sectors.

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Building a Field: ArtPlace America’s Jamie Bennett on the State of Creative Placemaking

Building a Field: ArtPlace America’s Jamie Bennett on the State of Creative Placemaking

Funders increasingly view arts and culture as critical components of community development efforts, thanks to the work of ArtPlace America. We chat with its executive director about how the field of creative placemaking has evolved.

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Driving a Big Gift to Expand Access to the Arts, a Vision of a Culturally Inclusive City

Driving a Big Gift to Expand Access to the Arts, a Vision of a Culturally Inclusive City

Expanding access is one of the hottest areas in arts philanthropy right now. News from the surging Los Angeles arts ecosystem finds donors focusing on reducing barriers to create a more inclusive arts experience.

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Trust Their Visions: Creative Capital’s Suzy Delvalle on Supporting the “Art of the Future”

Trust Their Visions: Creative Capital’s Suzy Delvalle on Supporting the “Art of the Future”

Creative Capital’s president talks with Inside Philanthropy about pressing challenges facing artists in an uncertain funding climate, recent changes in its grantmaking, and its overarching philosophy to “follow where the artists lead us."

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Arts Funding is on the Chopping Block in Many States. Can Donors Fill the Gap?

Arts Funding is on the Chopping Block in Many States. Can Donors Fill the Gap?

As state governments cuts support for the arts, regional donors often try to fill the gap. For a particularly stark example of this phenomenon, we turn our attention to Florida, where private wealth is offsetting some cuts to public arts funding.

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The Walton Family Foundation’s Latest Move to Boost Access to the Arts is Part of a Grand Plan

The Walton Family Foundation’s Latest Move to Boost Access to the Arts is Part of a Grand Plan

The creation of a new organization tasked with supporting Northwest Arkansas’ growing arts ecosystem represents the latest phase in Alice Walton and her family’s plans to make their home region into a cultural hotspot.

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With its Latest Grants, the Art for Justice Fund is Looking to Spark New Connections

With its Latest Grants, the Art for Justice Fund is Looking to Spark New Connections

Since its launch two years ago, the Art for Justice Fund has given out $43 million and experimented with new ways to advance criminal justice reform. Its latest round of funding seeks to forge stronger partnerships between artists and advocates.

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“Inclusiveness and Openness of Spirit.” A Donor Makes the Case for Free Museum Admission

“Inclusiveness and Openness of Spirit.” A Donor Makes the Case for Free Museum Admission

With more arts funders talking about "equitable access for all,” a gift out of Los Angeles points to a simple strategy: make museum admission free. Which philanthropists and institutions have swung behind this idea? And what’s been the impact?

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Displacement Fears: Arts Funders and the Dilemma of Urban Gentrification

Displacement Fears: Arts Funders and the Dilemma of Urban Gentrification

With housing costs rising, long-term urban residents often perceive artists as the first wave of gentrification that will eventually displace them. How are arts funders and nonprofits trying to navigate this highly charged environment?

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"Changing Attitudes." A New Tool Links the Arts to Measurable Social Impacts

"Changing Attitudes." A New Tool Links the Arts to Measurable Social Impacts

Fundraisers have stepped up efforts to show how the arts can drive meaningful social impacts in an effort to engage key groups of donors. A new tool backed by the Mellon Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Trust provides compelling evidence to help them make the case.

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"I Just Do What I Can." Herb Alpert Reflects On Over 30 Years of Arts Philanthropy

"I Just Do What I Can." Herb Alpert Reflects On Over 30 Years of Arts Philanthropy

Over three decades into his career as an arts patron, Herb Alpert has carved out a unique, prescient, and often contrarian brand of giving. We check in with the acclaimed musician and record producer on his recent big donation and what lies ahead.

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With a Generation of New Donors Inheriting Trillions, How Can Nonprofits Boost Arts Giving?

With a Generation of New Donors Inheriting Trillions, How Can Nonprofits Boost Arts Giving?

Engaging younger philanthropists in arts giving is an urgent imperative for a sector battered by cuts in public funding. The Art Funders Forum, created last year, is exploring this challenge. What has it learned so far about wooing emerging donors?

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On the Edge: A Big Campus Gift Helps Explain Why the L.A. Arts Scene is So Exciting

On the Edge: A Big Campus Gift Helps Explain Why the L.A. Arts Scene is So Exciting

Thanks in part to donor dollars, Los Angeles, according to the New York Times, now has America’s most exciting arts scene. One overlooked driver of the city’s arts boom is alumni support for the arts at universities across the region, including Pomona College.

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Reckoning: Has the Debate Over Toxic Sackler Gifts Reached a Tipping Point?

Reckoning: Has the Debate Over Toxic Sackler Gifts Reached a Tipping Point?

With new evidence tying the Sackler family to the deadly opioid epidemic, pressure is growing on recipients of Sackler gifts to repudiate the family and return money derived from an empire of addiction. Museums, for the time being, have yet to do so. Why?

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