July 18, 2012

In a recent article published in the Grantmakers in the Arts Reader, ACTA Executive Director Amy Kitchener and co-author Ann Markusen explore “how small arts nonprofits are undercounted, how broad ranging, sustainable, and valuable they are, and how they differ from larger organizations.”  Learning from their joint field research on small organizations for of the James Irvine Foundation-funded report California’s Arts and Cultural Ecology (2011) and ACTA’s participation in the Community Leadership Project, Amy and Ann share “ways that funders can better work with smaller arts nonprofits to further their missions,” urging “philanthropy to nurture a fuller range of artistic expression in our contemporary world.”

Visit the GIA’s website to read Working with Small Arts Organizations: How and Why It Matters.