Evolving Expectations: Implications for Grantmakers

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

Organized by Kelly Barsdate, chief program and planning officer, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies; Jonathan Katz, Chier Executive Officer, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.

While most headlines in recent years have focused on economic and financial shifts, American attitudes and behaviors are going through major changes, too. How are public expectations of philanthropy and government changing? What social and political trends are most influential? Do Americans view or experience the arts differently now than they did ten, twenty, or fifty years ago? How do—or should—these changes affect our grantmaking roles and our key relationships with boards, grantees, and constituents? This session will offer a facilitated discussion of trends and how we expect them to influence our work in the future.