ART, EQUITY, AND PLACE
Fundraising for your project is highly competitive, driven by relationships and a documented track record of achievement. More often than not, organizations will have to pay for their first project out of existing funds to get it going. This edition features stories of community developers, residents, and artists using creativity to help address complex neighborhood issues.
ART, EQUITY, AND PLACE
ARTISTS LEAD IOBY
To support artists’ leadership development and knowledge building, ArtPlace partnered with ioby to offer Artists Lead! – a flexible funding opportunity for creative placemaking projects led by artists. This partnership allows artists to learn by doing by putting smaller infusions of cash directly into their hands, providing one-on-one fundraising coaching, and project development support.
FINANCING CREATIVE PLACEMAKING
The Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation released their latest report, Financing Creative Placemaking: Analyzing Data and Trends for a Field in Transition. The report analyzes the project budgets and narratives from grants made by three creative placemaking funders—ArtPlace America, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Kresge Foundation—between 2010 and 2019 to better understand existing funding streams and patterns in the financing of creative placemaking.
HOPE AND HEALING MUTUAL AID FUND
Reuniting of African Descendants (R.O.A.D) is partnering with Black Trans Femmes in the Arts (BTFA) to support Black queer, trans and non-binary creatives and entrepreneurs that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVD-19 health crisis. Often Black Trans + Queer folks are not foreign to hurt, pain, grief, violence, trauma, and marginalization. Hope and Healing Mutual Aid Fund is gathering and awarding funds and investing in Black Trans & Non-Binary start-up businesses that are artistic, creative, etc.
INDIANA GOV CREATIVE PLACEMAKING TOOLKIT ON FINDING FUNDING
An online resource guide for funding parnerships (both national and local) curated by the state of Indiana.
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.