Issue: Arts and Culture

Arts and culture are important areas of focus for many funders. More and more, foundations are not just investing in increasing access to existing arts and cultural content through digitization; they are investing in transmedia and experimental content production as well. This Issue section provides a single point of entry to explore all of the related content on our site — from events to analysis, media examples to posts. Explore the big picture or select a tab for specific types of content.

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Museums and Digital — The 2015 Museums and the Web Conference

By Sarah Lutman, Principal at Lutman & Associates and author of the report, Like, Link, Share: How Cultural Institutions are Embracing Digital Technologies

Media funders take note. The museum community has been investing steadily in its collective media capabilities: in technical infrastructure, media production tools, staff expertise, and asset digitization. As a result, museums are becoming some of the 21st century’s most compelling conveners, storytellers, and media producers. Read more


Learning from Innovation: Woolly Mammoth and Denver Center Theatre Company


Arts Institutions Could Benefit From Embracing Digital Media

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Patrons at the venerable Philadelphia Orchestra were invited to bring their smartphones and tablets to a special concert last week so they could follow along on the LiveNote app, which provides images and commentary information to illuminate musical themes as they are played. On a typical concert night for most orchestras, the Philadelphia Orchestra included, ushers would yank you out of your chair if you kept your mobile device open throughout the concert. Read more


Emerging Lessons and Implications from the Exploring Engagement Fund

Harder + Company Community Research provides an interim report for the James Irvine Foundation on the first phase of the Exploring Engagement Fund, which supports experimentation and pilot projects by arts nonprofits. This report covers the first year in a series of two-year grants and offers several lessons as well as practical tips that can […]

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Place Project Spreads Artistic Model of Resident Engagement to New Communities

Molto + Media: Digital Media Culture

Studios of WQXR and WNYC, 160 Varick Street, 8th Floor, NYC

New York Grantmakers in the Arts, Philanthropy New York and Media Impact Funders came together for a discussion among arts funders about the role of digital media within the arts,  Read more


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