"אמנות אינה מראה למציאות, אלא פטיש שאיתו ניתן לעצב אותה."
Measuring the Impact of Artistic Activism
In 2015 the C4AA teamed up with George Perlov, former VP of Research at the Ad Council, and currently with George Perlov Consulting, to study the æffect of artistic activism. What we’re looking for are answers to the question “Does Artistic Activism Work?” and what are the metrics we should use for measuring the practice?
To answer these questions we’ve designed a research project that will start from the bottom up: working with practicing artistic activists to develop appropriate measures of success. You can read more about the project here.
Art for Justice Fund Launched to Address Mass Incarceration
The Ford Foundation has announced the launch of a $100 million fund in support of organizations working to address mass incarceration in the United States.
Launched with a $100 million donation from philanthropist Agnes Gund, who sold a prized painting from her own collection to underwrite the gift, the Art for Justice Fund hopes to raise an additional $100 million in private capital over the next five years through art sales and other donations. Among other things, the fund will award grants to nonprofit organizations and leaders working to safely reduce jail and prison populations across the country while strengthening education and employment opportunities for people leaving the system. The fund also will support art-related programs that expose the injustice of mass incarceration and its impact on individuals and communities, especially those of color.
Laura Callanan, Founding Partner, UpStart Co-Lab: Catalyzing Impact Investments in the Creative Economy
In its most recent Arts & Economic Prosperity report, Americans for the Arts found that the U.S. nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $166.3 billion in economic activity in 2015, prompting Robert Lynch, the organization's president and CEO, to comment, "Leaders who care about community and economic vitality, growing tourism, attracting an innovative workforce, and community engagement can feel good about choosing to invest in the arts."