Supporting and studying a learning community of arts organizations in California

PRACTICE AREA:

We’re excited to be entering the homestretch of one of our most rewarding and complex engagements: an ongoing evaluation and capacity-building project with the James Irvine Foundation and its fifteen grantee-partners in the New California Arts Fund (NCAF) The foundation has provided a final round of major grants to support this diverse group of cultural organizations to support the twinned work of internal cultural change and community co-creation and engagement. The foundation has also helped those grantee-partners form a unique Learning Community that has become self-directed, with teams from each of the organizations facilitating annual convenings and learning exchanges and sharing insights about progressive change in the arts. One of those new grants supports Slover Linett’s inquiry with and for that Learning Community through 2021. Stay tuned for the public report that will follow in early 2022.

 

Meanwhile, you can download our 2017 report from the project here.

 

Questions? Contact our vice president and chief operating officer, Nancy Plaskett.

 

The complete NCAF cohort includes:  the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, California Shakespeare Theatre, Cornerstone Theater Company, Dell’Arte International, Ford Theatres, La Jolla Playhouse, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americano, the Oakland Museum of California, the Old Globe, Pacific Symphony, Riverside Art Museum, the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, The Music Center, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Questions? Don't be shy.

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Before "high" #culture peeled off from "low," #art from entertainment: Scott Joplin was "a hit in the saloons of the Midwest...but also in the high-society parlors of European capitals." Love @nytimes #overlooked series of belated obits for people of color

Scott Joplin circa 1904. He would come to be revered as a ragtime giant and an in-demand performer.

Scott Joplin, Ragtime Master Who Wrote ‘The Entertainer’

Scott Joplin elevated ragtime, composed one of the first African-American operas and laid the groundwork for jazz.

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Thank you @murawski27 for breaking down practical ways to tackle change to move community involvement work forward. #firstwave @OFBYFOR_ALL

@stevenkohls Hi Steve, I run an audience research & evaluation firm for arts & culture nonprofits, and we're developing a new website - would love to use literally like 9 seconds of footage from your video of the Crossing Arts mural painting. Thoughts? Thanks very much.

@steamworkgroup @SloverLinett @DrPriceIsRight Right, we've sometimes said the same to each other here @SloverLinett. But increasingly, #genderidentity is one of the dimensions of diversity and inclusion that #museums and #arts orgs are striving for, so it's worth measuring and tracking over time.

Around our table: Great chat about asking #gender on #surveys inclusively, empathetically & analyze-ably? Is transgender a category (noun) or modifier of male or female (adj.)? Who are we to define the options, but closed-ended questions force the issue. #audienceresearch #arts

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