Public & Private: Foundation Partnerships with State and Local Arts Agencies

Tuesday, October 19, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Organized by Ashley Sklar, program officer, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

Presented by Mary Len Costa, interim director and CEO, Arts Council of New Orleans; John Cusano, community development coordinator, Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism; Barbara Koenen, director of Chicago artists resources, City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs.

This session will highlight the benefits of foundations partnering with state and local arts agencies to leverage dollars and provide greater services and support to individual artists with a particular focus on professional development opportunities. The session will kick off with three case studies from New Orleans, Connecticut, and Chicago that emphasize the importance of working and collaborating with city and state government entities in the cultural sector. In addition, panelists and audience members are invited to address and discuss the potential obstacles that can arise from making grants directly to a municipality and how to best be prepared to overcome them.

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