Starting Up Change
By helping fund entrepreneurs and activists dedicated to finding new ways to organize, mobilize, tell stories, and change hearts and minds, New Media Ventures ensures a pipeline of activists who are well-supported and able to solve the most current and pressing problems we face.
Arts as social change: The Fields Artist Fellowship
The Fields Artist Fellowship is a first for Oregon Community Foundation and new territory for philanthropy in general. This is the very definition of community engagement and collaboration – a perspective embraced at Oregon Community Foundation.
The Business Side of Practice
Artists are at the core of the community ecosystem. Without artists in these neighborhoods, these ecosystems will falter. The work of The Clark Hulings Fund is giving these artists that anchor to remain in their communities, to create these ecosystems, to become magnets of economic development and to remain in place.
Inspiring Action Through Art
Art leads to awareness, and awareness plants the seed of responsibility. Philanthropy is the process by which the seed grows and bears fruit. Together, art and philanthropy can inspire action.
Telling the Story of Foster Care
Empty Frames Initiative empowers orphaned and vulnerable youth as they transition out of state care systems, affirming that those they serve matter, their stories matter, and they are worthy of remembrance.
Applying Tech World Model to Music
National Sawdust utilizes the tech world’s incubation model through paying artists to experiment; giving them the space to play, develop, and grow new works; establish bonds with other artists and mentors; and provides a myriad of opportunities for residents’ unique and essential voices to be shared with local and global communities.
Catalyzing Smart Growth at the International Women’s Media Foundation
IWMF's mission is to unleash the potential of women journalists as champions of press freedom to transform the global news media. The organization aids and recognizes these women through key partnerships.
True, Personal Stories About Science
The Story Collider is an interdisciplinary undertaking between science communication and the arts whose willingness to embrace creative tension allows them to succeed.
How Theater Resources Unlimited Bridges the Gap Between Art and Business
Theater Resources Unlimited promotes cooperation and support in the theater community by connecting organizations, individual producers, self-producing artists and other theater professionals. The organization has found that success relies upon an ability to creatively address needs while maintaining logical and responsible business practices.
Under New Strategic Plan, Alliance Helps Museums Go Farther Together
By requiring new levels of collaboration with, and relinquishing some control to, a broad array of partners and stakeholders, the American Alliance of Museums has been working towards achieving the goals of their strategic plan without increases in staff or budgets.