Arts/Culture

U.S. Holocaust Museum’s Mail Connects Art With Mission
April 5, 2017 at 11:11 pm

An organization founded by film lovers uses direct mail to expand its community and fund its mission. Mailer Name: American Film Institute Date Mailed: November 2014 to December 2016 The American Film Institute began as the result of a presidential mandate in 1967. Since then, it has worked to preserve the legacy of American cinema, […]

Nonprofit Companies Enjoying, Well, Profits
December 22, 2011

While money is tight these days for nonprofit theaters nationwide, New York’s major nonprofits are financially stable by comparison, their leaders say. But they are becoming more aggressive about producing work that can sell tickets, as a hedge against the unpredictability of private donations and subscription renewals.

As a result, Broadway’s three nonprofit companies — Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theater and Roundabout Theater Co. — look more like profit-making, Tony-seeking hit factories these days.

Nonprofit theaters spy hope
December 13, 2011

After a tough couple of years, things are finally looking up for legit nonprofits, but they're still living hand-to-mouth on a day-to-day liquidity basis. Those are among the findings of a couple of economic reports recently released by Theater Communications Group, the grant-making, advocacy and networking org of U.S. theater nonprofits.

According to TCG's Theater Facts 2010, there are signs of hope, particularly in a metric TCG calls the Change in Unrestricted Net Assets, which measures all forms of a theater's income vs. all expenses.

Developer gives $35 million naming donation to Miami Art Museum
December 2, 2011

Joining the ranks of major givers in Miami, developer Jorge Pérez has pledged to donate $35 million in cash and art from his personal collection to the new Miami Art Museum, which will bear his name when it opens in two years.

The donation includes $5 million that Pérez has already pledged and partially paid; an additional $15 million for the capital campaign and $15 million worth of Latin American art to be chosen by the museum.

Rubin Museum receives $25 million gift from Shelley and Donald Rubin
October 24, 2011

Robert M. Baylis, chairman of the executive committee of the board of trustees of the Rubin Museum, announced that the museum has received a $25 million gift from Shelley and Donald Rubin, the museum’s founders. The gift will be dedicated to helping fund operations, exhibitions and programs over the next five years as the Rubin continues its initiatives to diversify its leadership and broaden its funding base.

Duke Foundation To Aid Artists
October 19, 2011

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation will award $50 million over 10 years to more than 200 performing artists, dance companies, theaters and presenters, the foundation is to announce on Thursday. Rather than allotting funds for specific projects as foundations typically do, the Doris Duke Performing Artists Initiative will invest in artists’ future work with flexible multiyear cash awards of as much as $275,000, starting next year.