Sustain ArtsSustain Arts http://sustainarts.org Announcing Sustain Arts Chicagoland Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:55:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 Sustain Arts / Chicagoland Launch Event http://sustainarts.org/news/sustain-arts-chicagoland-launch-event/ http://sustainarts.org/news/sustain-arts-chicagoland-launch-event/#respond Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:45:09 +0000 http://sustainarts.org/?post_type=fc_news&p=3404

Thursday, January 26th 4-6pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall , 3rd floor
78 E Washington St, Chicago IL 60602
FREE **please bring a laptop**

Register to attend at: https://goo.gl/forms/ksRKSATMIxSp9Mok1

We’re pleased to announce the launch of Sustain Arts-Chicagoland, a FREE and easy-to-use online tool tailored to meet the needs of Chicago area artists, arts administrators, funders, and cultural policy makers.

Attendees will learn how to use Sustain Arts tools for fundraising, marketing, strategic planning, partnership development, and many other operational and analytical uses through discussion and hands-on experimentation with this tool (if possible, please bring a laptop). Specifically, attendees will learn how to:

  • Track funding connections between over 700 funders and hundreds of grantees to identify potential funders and visualize the Chicagoland granting landscape
  • Locate participants in 7 different disciplines across 7 counties, and zoom in on specific zip codes to see estimated and actual participation statistics
  • Search arts organizations using an index of 5,459 nonprofits and 10,452 businesses and filter results by geography, discipline, and budget size
  • Find partners and collaborators with advanced search features that identify organizations like yours and locate cultural entities in your neighborhood

We will share the Sustain Arts – Chicagoland URL at the event.

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Sustain Arts – Bay Area Launch Events http://sustainarts.org/news/sustain-arts-bay-area-launch-events/ http://sustainarts.org/news/sustain-arts-bay-area-launch-events/#respond Fri, 02 Oct 2015 20:03:32 +0000 http://wordpress.foundationcenter.org/sustainarts/?post_type=fc_news&p=696 JOIN US FOR TWO PUBLIC EVENTS TO LAUNCH THIS IMPORTANT RESOURCE!

The Sustain Arts team, in partnership with local partners Theatre Bay Area, Dancers’ Group, Arts for a Better Bay Area and SV Creates, invite the community to learn more about a new and innovative way to explore arts and cultural data at these two free upcoming launch events:

Sustain Arts! – Bay Area Resource Launch – Silicon Valley
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 3:00-4:30pm – PT
Cupertino B Room
1400 Parkmoor Avenue * San Jose, CA 95126
No Cost; Email audreys@svcreates.org to register

 

Sustain Arts! – Bay Area Resource Launch – San Francisco
Thursday, October 22, 2015 10:30 am – 12:00 pm PT
312 Sutter Street * San Francisco, CA 94108
No Cost; Register at

 

At the events Bay Area arts leaders Brad Erickson, Executive Director of Theatre Bay Area, Michelle Lynch Reynolds, Program Director of Dancers’ Group, and representatives Arts for a Better Bay Area and SV Creates will discuss how the Sustain Arts platform provides meaningful data to support and strengthen the Bay Area’s vibrant arts community. Attendees will learn how to apply data on arts funding, arts participation, and arts organizations to their work. All attendees are invited to participate in the discussion and bring their laptops for hands-on experimentation with this tool! For those that can’t attend in person, the San Francisco event will have a live stream. Information about the live stream can be found at grantspace.org.


Perfect for:

  • Executive Directors
  • Communications and marketing staff
  • Development and fundraising professionals
  • Foundation program officers
  • Artists
  • Trustees and individual donors
  • Creative entrepreneurs
  • Public advocates and policy-makers
  • Researchers and journalists
  • Community development leaders

Bookmark SUSTAINARTS.ORG/BAY-AREA today.

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Announcing Sustain Arts / Southeast Michigan http://sustainarts.org/news/september-news-announcing-sustain-arts-southeast-michigan/ http://sustainarts.org/news/september-news-announcing-sustain-arts-southeast-michigan/#respond Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:20:42 +0000 http://sustainarts.org/?post_type=fc_news&p=524 SUSTAIN ARTS / SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN HAS ARRIVED

A new and innovative way to explore arts and cultural data in the Detroit-metro area.

Designed by and for those working in cultural communities, Sustain Arts resources are available to anyone interested in using the latest in data and technology to plan for, program, and support cultural activity.

They include:

The project leverages both pre-existing and new data to improve adaptability and increase the resilience of the sector.

Perfect for:

  • Executive directors
  • Communications and marketing staff
  • Development and fundraising professionals
  • Foundation program officers
  • Artists
  • Trustees and individual donors
  • Creative entrepreneurs
  • Public advocates and policy-makers
  • Researchers and journalists
  • Community development leaders

Bookmark SUSTAINARTS.ORG/SE-MICHIGAN today.

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August News: Data’s Artful Application http://sustainarts.org/news/august-news-datas-artful-application/ http://sustainarts.org/news/august-news-datas-artful-application/#respond Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:54:00 +0000 http://sustainarts.org/?post_type=fc_news&p=469 A Portrait of the Cultural Ecosystem, will be accessible to those seeking information on cultural organizations, funding streams, and participation rates in the Detroit-metro area.…]]>

Introducing Sustain Arts / Southeast Michigan

Beginning with a showcase at the 2014 Detroit Design Festival, Sustain Arts’ interactive online platform and regional research report, A Portrait of the Cultural Ecosystem, will be accessible to those seeking information on cultural organizations, funding streams, and participation rates in the Detroit-metro area. Visit Sustainarts.org Friday, September 26 to join the celebration!

Join us at Westarts 2014

Claire Rice and Marc Vogl will be in Seattle for this September’s Western Arts Alliance Conference, hosting a workshop titled “The Art of ‘Big Data:’ Leveraging Resources for Long-Term Sustainability.” Click here to register.

Talking Data! Data! Data! By Marc Vogl

The arts and cultural sector appears to be increasingly interested in engaging data to strengthen organizations—or at least interested in talking about it! Read more.

Symbols of Post-Bankruptcy

In a post on ARTSblog this month, Sustain Art’s Southeast Michigan partner Maud Lyon, Executive Director of CultureSource, emphasizes the collaborative approach the city is taking to secure its long-term cultural legacy post-bankruptcy. Read more.

A New Look & Feel for Sustain Arts

We’re happy to introduce new branding for the Sustain Arts website and social media channels that retains our foundational identity, while recognizing the diversity of stakeholders involved and our unique position merging data design and cultural research.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ today. Read our latest newsletter and if you haven’t already, sign-up today to receive our next update!

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We need your support! http://sustainarts.org/news/we-need-your-support/ http://sustainarts.org/news/we-need-your-support/#respond Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:56:16 +0000 http://sustainarts.org/?post_type=fc_news&p=465  

Support Sustain Arts by voting for our 2015 SXSW Interactive Conference panel, “Can Artful Data Sustain the Arts?”

Without data it’s difficult to parse reality from fiction and debates are often built on anecdote and intuition alone. This conversation, featuring Deputy Project Director Claire Rice and Fractured Atlas’ Research Director Ian David Moss, addresses pressing questions like:

  • What’s the value-proposition of data analysis for the cultural sector?
  • Why have the arts been so resistant to data?
  • How can data design make analysis more accessible?

Click here to give us your thumbs up.

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Symbols of Post-Bankruptcy http://sustainarts.org/news/symbols-of-post-bankruptcy/ http://sustainarts.org/news/symbols-of-post-bankruptcy/#respond Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:57:56 +0000 http://sustainarts.org/?post_type=fc_news&p=429 Detroit’s widely publicized grand bargain questions more than the extrinsic value of art.

In a post on ARTSblog this month, Sustain Art’s Southeast Michigan partner Maud Lyon, Executive Director of Culture Source, emphasizes the collaborative approach the city is taking to securing its long-term cultural legacy, post-bankruptcy.

While support for the bargain rolls in, with recent weeks seeing contributions from a band of local and national corporations, it’s the Detroit Institute of Arts’ expansive collection that initially brought so many diverse stakeholders to the table. If the plan is approved, Detroit is positioned to move out of bankruptcy by 2016, retirees will take far less of a hit to their pensions, and the DIA’s collection will become a protected asset.

For Lyon, “The DIA is a symbol of what we want to have after bankruptcy; a city with beautiful things in it, for everyone.”

Read more at Americans for the Arts’ ARTSblog.

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Createquity with GiveWell http://sustainarts.org/news/createquity-interview-with-givewell/ http://sustainarts.org/news/createquity-interview-with-givewell/#respond Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:49:48 +0000 http://sustainarts.org/?p=239 “Smart giving” is what GiveWell does best. Described as “a charity rating agency that makes recommendations to donors based on the expected impact,” GiveWell encouraged more than $17 million in donations last year.

Founded by Elie Hassenfeld and Holden Karnofsky, GiveWell is “radically transparent” and a proponent of effective altruism—doing as much moral good as possible and using objective criteria to explain what that good is.

Ian David Moss, Founder and Editor-in-chief of Createquity and a member of the Sustain Arts team, tackles arts and cultural philanthropy, advocacy, and research in his conversation with the GiveWell founders.

Read the full interview here.

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June News: Detroit Arts Funding Gets A Kick http://sustainarts.org/news/june-news-arts-funding-gets-a-kick/ http://sustainarts.org/news/june-news-arts-funding-gets-a-kick/#respond Sun, 01 Jun 2014 13:39:08 +0000 http://sustainarts.org/?p=232 Detroit’s biggest cultural funders: Kresge, Ford … Kickstarter?

Southeast Michigan’s arts and cultural sector continues to get a bump from private funding sources like Kickstarter. Findings show that in 2013 alone, $1.3 million was raised through the platform to fund regional projects.

CDP report New Data Directions for the Cultural Landscape

“…the true potential of data can be unlocked only when it’s integrally tied to strategy, whether at the organizational or sector level,” said Ian David Moss, report contributor, Research Director at Fractured Atlas, and member of the Sustain Arts team.

“When we make data serve us, we stop being servants to the data.”

IXITI.com launches in Southeast Michigan

“This is about creating an ongoing way where people can find out what’s happening in arts and culture … and organizations can communicate that to people they couldn’t reach any other way,” said Executive Director Maud Lyon of Southeast Michigan’s service organization Culture Source.

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February News: Charting New Territory http://sustainarts.org/news/february-news-charting-new-territory/ http://sustainarts.org/news/february-news-charting-new-territory/#respond Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:10:32 +0000 http://sustainarts.org/?p=153 Launching Spring 2014: Sustain Arts Southeast Michigan

“It’s a city that has had a long history,” says Mame Jackson, founder of Wayne State’s ArtsCorpsDetroit. “It’s a history of affluence and influence at some moments, and a history of deep valleys at others. But always energy, a resilient energy.”

Charting emerging data

As Eric Rodenbeck, Founder, CEO, and Creative Director at Stamen Design argues, “You can’t generate a single design artifact for this much information. You have to generate a system that shows the flow.”

Collaboration in art, science, and technology

Supported through this NEA priority are artists and projects that “translate scientific data into visual, accessible forms or [bring] methods of scientific inquiry to art-making.”

 

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CDP releases “New Data Directions for the Cultural Landscape” http://sustainarts.org/news/cdp-releases-new-data-directions-for-the-cultural-landscape-toward-a-better-informed-stronger-sector/ http://sustainarts.org/news/cdp-releases-new-data-directions-for-the-cultural-landscape-toward-a-better-informed-stronger-sector/#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2013 14:33:31 +0000 http://sustainarts.org/?p=229 The Cultural Data Project has identified six factors influencing the way arts and cultural data is being collected and used today, along with a list of preliminary suggestions for moving forward in an environment reluctant to employ data for decision-making.

The report depicts a sector at inflection point, where data has become integral to building the long-term sustainability of organizations, regardless of size or discipline. One key challenge: how to shift the use of data solely for accountability to a part of proactive decision-making.

The report features commentary from arts and culture thought leaders, including insights from Sustain Arts team members Larry McGill, Vice President for Research at The Foundation Center, and Ian David Moss, Research Director at Fractured Atlas.

Read the full report here.

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