Friday, February 13, 2015

ICYMI: Some of what I shared this week

So credit goes to Thomas Cott!! I appreciate his blog posts where he re-shares some of what he put out there on Twitter. Wanted to do the same, as another way to highlight some pretty neat things, for those that might've missed it the first time.

  • The State of Diversity in the Nonprofit Sector
    This is the first in a series of posts that will examine data surrounding the current state of racial diversity in leadership, staff, and boards across organizations in the nonprofit sector.
    -Community Wealth Partners, 2/4/15, Read the full article here
  • You Should Probably Be Worried That Artists Are Being Priced Out of Cities
    "The affordability crisis has made the creative life nearly impossible in many metropolitan areas, but stemming the artistic brain drain is a great investment in our collective culture."
    -TakePart, 2/6/15, Read the full article here
  • Upcoming Grant Opportunity Deadlines
    "NEH’s Division of Public Programs grant categories Museums, Libraries, and Other Cultural Institutions (Planning and Implementation) and Media Projects (Development and Production) have two deadlines every year—in January and August."
    -National Endowment for the Humanities, 2/6/15, More information here
  • [Philly] has more culture than donors will support
    "A new William Penn Foundation-commissioned study paints a portrait of the Philadelphia arts scene as rife with both promise and peril.", 2/8/15, Read the full article here
  • Everyone Can Sing
    "Very few people are truly tone-deaf. Most just need to practice, a new study finds."
    -The Atlantic, 2/10/15, Read the full article here
  • Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s killing of D.C. cultural project shows only money matters
    "Not much good, culturally, came of the last mayor of the District, and now the new one is off to a dismal start. Little more than a month into her administration, Muriel Bowser has abruptly canceled one of the most promising cultural projects to take root in the District in decades, tearing up an agreement two years in the making with the Institute of Contemporary Expression."
    -The Washington Post, 2/10/15, Read the full article here
  • Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Invites Applications for 2015 Artists Fellowships
    "American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists are invited to apply for the 2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) Artist Fellowships."
    -Art202, 2/13/15, More information here
That's it!! Let me know if this kind of content is relative, interesting, timely, and/or engaging for you in a comment.

And TGIF!!

- JR