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INSIDE PHILANTHROPY'S FUNDING GUIDES
A search tool to explore  thousands of profiles of institutional and individual funders and browse various guides which organize funders by industry, issue, and geographic place. The guides are written by in-house staff and updated constantly to reflect changes in funders and trends. They also work to get inside foundations—and into the heads of top individual donors—to explain who is funding what and why, what’s new, and how to make the right pitch. 



IRRIGATE TOOLKIT
The Irrigate toolkit stemmed from the Irrigate project, which leveraged the arts to offset the disruption caused by construction of a new rail line in St.Paul, MN. Disruption is something that all communities face at some point in their trajectories, and this toolkit clearly lays out how the arts can help help turn a ubiquitous challenge into positive outcomes. 



MAPPING THE LANDSCAPE OF SOCIALLY ENGAGED ARTISTIC PRACTICE
There are more artists engaging in socially engaged practice now than in previous years, but there is no doubt that these kinds of practices are gaining more attention and interest from funders, academics and artists themselves, a growing number of whom want to use their creative skills to benefit communities and address social, economic or political issues.



OPTIONS FOR COMMUNITY ARTS TRAINING
In recent years, an increasing number of artists and arts organizations have been joining in partnerships with other community sectors to advance the healthy development of their communities. The result is a proliferation of cross-sector collaborations and opportunities. Some local arts agencies and others have recognized that the organizations and individuals involved in these collaborations could benefit from professional development and skill building that supports effective community arts partnerships.



PRINCIPLES AND PRAXIS
Based on the adage “nothing about us, without us,” storytelling needs to be developed by, or in partnership with, those whose experiences are being shared. Creative collaboration centering the experiences and aspirations of communities is a feature of many long standing traditions in art, journalism, and storytelling. However, this work is often undervalued, or dismissed as aesthetically inferior in the fine art world and mainstream media. Intentional support of queer, disabled, black, indigenous, people of color and/or women -led media making is critical to ensure community histories, traditions, languages, and truths are honored, celebrated, and accurately represented with beauty, power, and authenticity.



PUBLIC ARTS RESOURCES CENTER (AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS)
Are you interested in calls for artists in your area? Or are you an administer looking for professional development opportunities? Maybe you are a field partner just interested in the basics? This tool will show you exactly what you are looking for. The Public Art Resource Center (PARC) is your online portal to find tools, resources, and opportunities tailored to your role and needs in the public art field.