Why should philanthropists fund the arts?
Should philanthropists and foundations fund artists directly to create the art they want to make? Should they fund theatres and galleries to make art more available to more people? Should they fund only work that explicitly promotes social change? Or should they fund the arts 'in their own right' -- whatever that means? These are the questions that run through this Alliance Special Feature (part of the Alliance + IssueLab Special Collection).
Explore research about arts and culture produced by social sector organizations involved in programming, performance, policy, and advocacy. Topics include the humanities; visual, performing, and folk art; museums; arts education; audience development; community engagement through public art, and more.
RESEARCH RELATED FUNDING
This trend line represents foundation funding for research & publication in this specific issue area. Data are from grants awarded by the FC 1000, a national sample of 1,000 of the largest grantmakers by total giving
% OF TOTAL FUNDING (2013)
Graph represents all funding for this issue area; the highlighted arc represents the proportion awarded explicitly for research and publication.
TITLES RECENTLY PUBLISHED
Oct 15, 2021
Publisher(s): Ford Foundation
Oct 1, 2021
Publisher(s): Vogl Consulting
Jun 29, 2021
Publisher(s): National Endowment for the Arts
TITLES FROM THE ARCHIVES
Dec 1, 2006
Publisher(s): Urban Institute
Nov 18, 2002
Publisher(s): Future of Music Coalition
Jan 1, 2005
Publisher(s): Phillips Community Television
Dec 5, 2005
Publisher(s): National Coalition Against Censorship
Dec 19, 2008
Feb 16, 2007
Publisher(s): The Carsey Institute
Sep 1, 2008
Publisher(s): James Irvine Foundation