The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Arts http://philanthropy.com/topic/Arts/246/ Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:25:52 EDT <![CDATA[Offbeat Productions Bring New Patrons to Denver Theater]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145185/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Offbeat-Productions-Bring-New/145185/ The Denver Center Theatre Company used a foundation grant to create a successful program that uses texting, video, and gaming devices to attract young people.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Innovation in the Arts Helps Spark Detroit’s Revival]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/142425/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Innovation-in-the-Arts-Helps/142425/ Although threats to sell Detroit Institute of Art's masterpieces prompts concerns, other parts of the cultural world are energizing the troubled city.

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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Humanitarian Career Leads to the Top Job at a War Museum]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141413/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Humanitarian-Career-Leads-to/141413/ Matthew Naylor, the new head of the National World War I Museum, spent 25 years working at religious and antipoverty groups before switching to a career in the cultural world.

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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Holograms to Explain Holocaust to Future Generations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141403/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Holograms-to-Explain-Holocaust/141403/ As eyewitnesses to the historical event grow scarce, one museum is developing a 3-D approach to transmit knowledge to young people.

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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Do Work That Donors Like, Don’t Cut Programs, Says Arts Leader]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141437/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Do-Work-That-Donors-Like/141437/ In a new book, the chairman of the Kennedy Center says arts groups and others need to build "families" of dedicated supporters to survive tough times.

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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[An Arts Group Shares Its Struggle and Gets a Second Chance]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139779/ http://philanthropy.com/article/An-Arts-Group-Shares-Its/139779/ Streb, a nonprofit dance company, made a string of mistakes in trying to attract teenagers to a new program, but it got a second grant from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and learned from the missteps.

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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[An Art Museum Uses Technology to Lure Young Patrons]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138951/ http://philanthropy.com/article/An-Art-Museum-Uses-Technology/138951/ Leaders of other cultural institutions are watching the experiment at the Cleveland Museum of Art with interest.

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Sun, 05 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[$50-Million Gift Aids Creative-Writing Students]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138289/ http://philanthropy.com/article/50-Million-Gift-Aids/138289/ Helen Zell, whose husband is the investor Sam Zell, wants the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor to use the money in its master of fine arts program.

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Sun, 07 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2 Nonprofits That Tell Compelling Stories Win Honors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137763/ http://philanthropy.com/article/2-Nonprofits-That-Tell/137763/ American Documentary and StoryCorps won awards for their creativity and effectiveness, which one grant maker says stem from their constant focus on innovation and expansion.

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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Hollywood Charity Flips the Script—and Raises $240-Million]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137177/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Hollywood-Charity-Flips-the/137177/ After facing lawsuits and protests, the Motion Picture & Television Fund redoubled its focus on its mission of helping the needy and now is thriving.

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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Rock Opera Charity Celebrates an Art in All Its Excess]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137197/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Rock-Opera-Charity/137197/ An upstart Baltimore opera company that appeals to kids, grandparents, and others hopes to expand to national scale.

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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Boston Arts Group Grooms Its Own Fundraisers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136581/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Boston-Arts-Group-Grooms-Its/136581/ Zumix, a program that serves young people, stretches its small budget by hiring people early in their careers and teaching them how to attract donations.

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Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Ohio, a Trio of Arts Nonprofits Finds Strength by Banding Together]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135022/ http://philanthropy.com/article/In-Ohio-a-Trio-of-Arts/135022/ Dayton's approach is seen as a model for how nonprofits of all kinds can save on administrative spending and free up more resources for programs.

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Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Donors From All Walks of Life Help Build Mo. Arts Center]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135002/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Donors-From-All-Walks-of-Life/135002/ The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts raised $416-million, in part by attracting modest gifts and showing the community it wasn't just a place for movers and shakers.

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Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Libraries Connect Neighborhoods, One Book at a Time]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/134734/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Tiny-Libraries-Connect/134734/ A small nonprofit has spread a creative way to encourage reading to 40 states and countries.

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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NPR’s New Top Fundraiser Seeks to Collaborate With Stations]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/134342/ http://philanthropy.com/article/NPR-s-New-Top-Fundraiser/134342/ Monique Hanson moves from a job raising money at the YMCA of the USA to building support for the public radio network.

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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Silence Is Golden for an Acclaimed Va. Theater Company]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/133735/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Silence-Is-Golden-for-an/133735/ Men in leather vests sneer. Women with feather boas preen. Constant motion. No words. Welcome to Synetic Theater’s version of “The Taming of the Shrew.”

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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center Announces a New CEO]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/132469/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Robert-W-Woodruff-Arts-Center/132469/ Virginia Hepner, a business consultant who worked 25 years in the banking industry, has previous experience in arts administration.

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Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Literary Museum Staves Off Bankruptcy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/132489/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Literary-Museum-Staves-Off/132489/ The Mark Twain House and Museum slashed its staff and then put new money into programs and marketing that have helped steady its finances.

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Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Eli Broad Answers Critics of His Giving]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131998/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Eli-Broad-Answers-Critics-of/131998/ The prolific donor offers advice on philanthropy and business in a new book, and looks to the future.

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Sun, 27 May 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Museum Staff Boards a YouTube Bandwagon]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/131354/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Museum-Staff-Boards-a/131354/ The Atlanta History Center mimicked a popular video that captures cliches that different types of people use, as staff members collected all the hilarious questions they get asked by tourists.

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Sun, 01 Apr 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[N.Y. Public Television Station Gets New Fundraiser]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/130654/ http://philanthropy.com/article/NY-Public-Television-Station/130654/ In a career that most recently included 13 years at the Museum of Modern Art, Lisa Mantone has found that an ability to work successfully with "strong people" is a great asset in nonprofit management.

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Mon, 06 Feb 2012 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Behind a Ballet School’s Financial Transformation Is a Strong Artistic Director]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/129977/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Behind-a-Ballet-School-s/129977/ A Washington ballet academy had to woo a leader who was reluctant to return to tough fund-raising demands, but when he persuaded the board to allow him to make big changes, he made the leap.

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Sun, 04 Dec 2011 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Whimsical Project Spurs Urban Renewal]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/129954/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Whimsical-Project-Spurs/129954/ After Tyree Guyton created a neighborhoodwide art project in Detroit, a nonprofit sprung up to attract tourists and educate schoolchildren.

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Sun, 04 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Ballet School Makes Changes After It Loses Its Biggest Donor]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/129957/ http://philanthropy.com/article/A-Ballet-School-Makes-Changes/129957/ The Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington DC is still regaining its financial balance, but its efforts to add programs, recruit trustees, and show its value to grant makers are paying off.

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Sun, 04 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Sesame Workshop CEO Takes the Helm at NPR]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/129387/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Sesame-Workshop-CEO-Takes-the/129387/ Stepping in after scandals ,the new chief hopes to increase private support and strengthen respect for the network as an unbiased source of programming.

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Sun, 16 Oct 2011 13:00:00 EDT