Arts and Culture

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FEATURE

Why should philanthropists fund the arts?

Should philanthropists and foundations fund artists directly to create the art they want to make? Should they fund theatres and galleries to make art more available to more people? Should they fund only work that explicitly promotes social change? Or should they fund the arts 'in their own right' -- whatever that means? These are the questions that run through this Alliance Special Feature (part of the Alliance + IssueLab Special Collection).

Explore research about arts and culture produced by social sector organizations involved in programming, performance, policy, and advocacy. Topics include the humanities; visual, performing, and folk art; museums; arts education; audience development; community engagement through public art, and more.

RESEARCH RELATED FUNDING

This trend line represents foundation funding for research & publication in this specific issue area. Data are from grants awarded by the FC 1000, a national sample of 1,000 of the largest grantmakers by total giving

% OF TOTAL FUNDING (2013)

Graph represents all funding for this issue area; the highlighted arc represents the proportion awarded explicitly for research and publication.

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