Foundation: Knight Foundation

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The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation made a $1 million investment in the re-development of a new site for Springboard for the Arts in a new St. Paul location on the Green Line.

The funds will enable Springboard for the Arts to create a vibrant hub for artists and the community and develop new, innovative ways to engage people in the arts.

Springboard is transforming the property into a bustling campus. The showroom will serve as a multi-use space, offices, and Springboard's artists' resource center.

Many influences led to the creation of SpringBOX and allowed Springboard to seize this opportunity. An early decision was to make the building available immediately for artists and neighborhood groups, before construction starts in August 2019 and before any Springboard staff move in. Read the Entire Article


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The Role of Philanthropy in Advancing Equity in the Arts
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Bush Foundation, New York Community Trust

Maurine Knighton, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Kerry McCarthy, vice president for philanthropic initiatives for The New York Community Trust, write how...more

The Hip-Hop Transformation Goes Year-Round for Boston Youth
Foundation: Boston Foundation

The Hip-Hop Transformation (THHT), a Cambridge-based music education non-profit, is expanding from a summer program to a year-long one with help from The Boston Foundation's Shout Syndicate...more

Cartoon Network and LA Nonprofit Launch Mentorship Program for Autistic Artists

Cartoon Network Studios and Exceptional Minds have recently launched a digital-arts mentorship program for people with autism. The inaugural pilot program will pair more than 20 Exceptional Minds...more

Digital Arts Programs Allow Students To Develop Leadership Skills

The Long Beach Community Action Partnership's (LBCAP) Leadership Academy Mentoring Program (LAMP) helps students to develop their leadership and creative skills. According to Darick Simpson,...more

Transforming Community through Photography

Isaac Biosse, a Kenyan-born Ghanaian photojournalist, is also a social entrepreneur. He has worked with several companies and charities. He is now the founder and CEO of Aboki Foundation. Aboki...more

CyberSTEAM Program Rolled Out in Newport News Public Schools

A new CyberSTEAM program will be introduced to seven Newport News Public Schools this fall, and it's going to remain for at least the next four years. Around 45 elementary and middle school...more

Taking the arts digital to support a well-rounded education

In this Education Dive article, it promotes digital art classes as a way to encourage digital creativity and build soft skills among students. Focusing on expanding STEM to include the arts,...more

How Digital Art Classes Are Blazing New Trails

Jen Miller, who writes about technology for CIO.com, shares how novel creative applications such as Adobe Creative Cloud can enable students develop crucial soft skills that employers usually...more

The Community Value of the Arts

Jessica Gelter, Executive Director of Arts Alive!, writes how she considers investing and spending donor and foundation money in line with Arts Alive! mission, vision, and donor...more

Peru Rehabilitates Inmates with Music

As a part of a pioneering project to rehabilitate criminals, Peru is creating a prison symphony in time for its bicentennial celebration in 2021. The inmates are already practicing and have...more







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