Arts Grant News

Selected arts grants and philanthropy news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.



Diversity Fosters Creativity: Building a Creative Community for Los Angeles

Second Home cofounders, Rohan Silva and Sam Aldenton are collaborating with Madrid-based architects Selgascano to finish a new 90,000-square-foot Hollywood outpost. Rohan talks with ArchDaily...more

Toward a Broader National Vision for Culture and Creativity in Canada

Andy Miller, General Manager at Multicultural Arts Victoria, and a member of the Arts Industry Council of Victoria, expresses his thoughts on creating a bigger vision for the creative sector in line...more

Creative Teachers Enliven Local Culture

A studio named after scriptwriter Yu Rongjiang started two years ago to cultivate creative teachers for local primary and secondary schools. The studio/program has trained 18 teachers from 18...more

Oxford Researchers Look to Tackle Multidimensional Poverty

The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) researchers launched a multidimensional poverty index, the Business Multidimensional Poverty Index (bMPI). OPHI decided to spin out...more

Kalamazoo Academy of Rock Uses Music to Transcend Generations

The Kalamazoo Academy of Rock is now in its 10th year of operation in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The group is a musical education program for children, aged eight to 18, from all over Kalamazoo...more

New Music-Led Mental Health Portal Introduced

The Mind Map, a new music-led mental health portal, has recently launched by Phil Bridges, a Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor and Adolescent Mental Health university lecturer. The Mind Map...more

Blind DJ Teaching Visually-Impaired Youth to Produce Music

George Quarcoo, a legally blind producer, is helping visually-impaired youth improve their production techniques. Quarcoo has taught himself how to produce music at a young age. Now, at 24, he...more

Innovative Youth Program Combines Coding and Dance

DanceLogic, an innovative program in Philadelphia run by the West Park Cultural Center, combines dance and coding for girls ages 13 to 17. In a "CBS This Morning" installment, national...more


Foundation: Knight Foundation

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...more

The Therapeutic Power of Art

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...more





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