I keep coming back to this essay by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Gretchen Schrafft rounds up a who’s who of artists, administrators, funders, philanthropists for San Francisco Magazine. How many do you know?
New York Times writer Jacob Bernstein provides a glimpse inside the leadership of the NY Public library. Acknowledges the challenge of fundraising to the rich (local celebrities! sexy architecture!) while prioritizing the needs and values of artists (access to research books), and alludes to how this dichotomy and inevitable choices influence staff attitudes.
I’ve been following Ken Foster’s blog for a while now, it’s great to see someone in an influential position who is not part of the media reflect on what’s happening at MOCA LA.
If you are interested in hearing MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch speak, he’ll be in conversation with Lawrence Rinder at the Berkeley Art Mueseum on September 21.
Nonprofit Quarterly’s Joe Waters talks about staying in the mix as the number of nonprofits and fiscally-sponsored organizations and individual artist fundraisers grows and grows. Reason 3? “You can’t just do good work anymore.” Discouraging, but also true in my experience. In the arts, organizations who look good on paper, and—increasingly—good online are the ones getting resources.
Blue Avocado’s Jan Masaoka tells it like it is.