Pat Wayne is the program director at CreateCA, California’s statewide arts coalition, and a grantee of the Hewlett Foundation. Her organization launched a new project to help increase participation and ensure student success in arts education by providing a set of tools that shows exactly where and what arts classes are offered across the state. ...
Supporting a thriving Bay Area performing arts ecosystem
In 2015, the Hewlett Foundation commissioned Olive Grove Consulting and Informing Change to conduct a midpoint assessment of the Performing Arts Program’s Strategic Framework, 2012-2017. Based on interviews with grantees, peer art funders, and arts leaders, among others, as well as quantitative analysis of the Program’s grantmaking and a review of existing literature, the consultants ...
Building a place of safety, inclusion and community
To celebrate Cesar Chavez Day, we’re sharing the story of the School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, a grantee of our Performing Arts Program. The plaza sits squarely in San Jose’s Mayfair, a historically Latino neighborhood where Cesar Chavez grew up and where he led the first of the boycotts for farmworker rights ...
Grantmaking Trends Memo: Performing Arts 2014
Introduction For many decades, the Performing Arts Program has held a value for multiyear general operating support as a primary means for helping nonprofit organizations achieve long-term impact. We have a presumption that a grant will be multiyear GOS, as long as the organization’s mission closely aligns with Program’s strategic framework. Multiyear GOS is especially ...
An Unfinished Canvas: Local Partnerships in Support of Arts Education in California
A follow-up study to the original publication An Unfinished Canvas: Arts Education in California: Taking Stock of Policy and Practice, by SRI International.