"The ArtPlace funding takes creative placemaking ideas that are being considered and gives them the cash injection they need to go from concept to reality and, hopefully, exit velocity," explains Brian Friedman, Executive Director of Northeast Shores Development Corporation, a nonprofit that serves North Collinwood.
In 2006, the San Francisco Symphony was one of seven major California arts organizations awarded grants from the Arts Innovation Fund, a then-new initiative of The James Irvine Foundation designed to support innovation and change among the state’s large cultural institutions.
This is the fourth publication of the National Arts Index, Americans for the Arts’ annual report on the health and vitality of arts and culture in the United States. The 2013 National Arts Index is a highly-distilled measure or score of the health and vitality of arts in the U.S.
This report focuses on systemic barriers within the arts funding system—as well as the actions and strategies that arts organizations are taking to cope with those barriers, while adapting to a world in artistic flux. We also ask: what targeted changes can arts supporters make that would foster, rather than stymie, effective arts organizations?