Arts Investment Forum
The Artist as Philanthropist: Strengthening the Next Generation of Artist-Endowed Foundations
Topics: arts philanthropy, social investment
Keywords: Study - artist-endowed foundations - donors - charities - arts philanthropy - foundation practice
The National Study of Artist-Endowed Foundations, conducted for the Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, is the first effort to define and describe the artist-endowed foundation field in the US. Though a small portion of all private foundations, these distinctively endowed entities are growing in number and as such, represent a potential force shaping cultural philanthropy and stewarding this country's postwar and contemporary art patrimony. The two-volume report detailing the Study's findings -- The Artist as Philanthropist: Strengthening the Next Generation of Artist-Endowed Foundations -- provides leaders in philanthropy, the arts, education, and journalism with an overview of the artist-endowed foundation field, its origins, current status, trends, and prospects. In addition, it offers artist-donors, their advisors, and foundation leaders a summary of considerations in forming, sustaining, and terminating artist-endowed foundations as well as planning and conducting foundations' charitable programs. Briefing papers by scholars in the arts and philanthropy address key issues in foundation practice.
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