Arts, Culture & Humanities

New Endowment Chairman Sees Arts as Economic Engine
August 10, 2009

August 7, 2009, The New York Times — Now that the Broadway producer Rocco Landesman is officially chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts — he was confirmed on Friday — his straight-talking style, Missouri roots and affinity for baseball and country music are expected to give him a leg up with many legislators.

New Program Promotes Art and Cultural Projects in Economically Challenged Communities
August 4, 2009

Troy, Michigan, July 30, 2009 — The Kresge Foundation’s new community arts and civic engagement project, Kresge Community Arts, is being rolled out in three pilot cities: St. Louis, Missouri, Baltimore, Maryland, and Detroit, Michigan. The St. Louis and Baltimore efforts are already underway; the new grant opportunity is being launched in Detroit today.

Oregon Cultural Trust Gives $1.45 Million in Grants
July 29, 2009

July 27, 2009, The Oregonian — The Oregon Cultural Trust has announced $1.45 million in grants to arts and culture nonprofits, county and tribal coalitions and other cultural partners for fiscal year 2010.

Needed: A Federal Arts Policy
July 9, 2009

July 6, 2009, The Huffington Post — There is frequent discussion about the validity of federal funding for the arts in this nation; most recently, the inclusion of $50 million for employment in the arts in the stimulus package was the source of heated debate.

Big Dollars Coming to Arts Organizations Via NEA
July 8, 2009

July 7, 2009, The Los Angeles Times Blog — More than 600 arts organizations around the country can each look forward to receiving a big fat check in the coming weeks thanks to the latest round of grants announced today by the National Endowment for the Arts. The grants represent part of the $50 million in federal aid to the NEA from President Obama's economic stimulus package.

Eli Broad, Trustees Help Raise $57 Million for L.A. Art Museum
June 30, 2009

June 26, 2009, Bloomberg — The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles said today that it raised about $57 million in the first half of 2009. The museum said it has reversed a decade of declining contributions to its endowment fund.

The Philadelphia Museum Chooses Its New Director
June 30, 2009

June 28, 2009, The New York Times — After a 10-month search the Philadelphia Museum of Art has selected Timothy Rub, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, to be its new director and chief executive. He succeeds Anne d’Harnoncourt, who led the museum from 1982 until her sudden death last year.