Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Arts & Culture


The arts and culture focus areas in this list include performing arts, artists, art education programs, museums, visual arts, and beyond. These organizations are currently offering grant and funding opportunities and/or accepting letters of inquiry or project ideas. . Insights Grants

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Museum 2.0 Rerun: Inside the Design of an Amazing Museum Project to Capture People's Stories

Museum 2.0

Recently, we''ve been talking at our museum about techniques for capturing compelling audio/video content with visitors. It made me dig up this 2011 interview with Tina Olsen (then at the Portland Art Museum) about their extraordinary Object Stories project. The project arose from a grant announcement from MetLife Foundation around community engagement and outreach. We ended up with a gallery in the museum instead. interview Museums Engaging in 2.0


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Upcoming Nonprofits Live: Storytelling and Collaborative Video

Tech Soup Blog

This special digital storytelling episode of Nonprofits Live will include secrets from the pros for nonprofits submitting photo and video stories to the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge in February. Santa Cruz, the British Museum, Apple, Google, Adobe, and numerous other. was awarded a Knight 2010 News Challenge grant for Stroome , a collaborative video editing and publishing platform designed to.

Participation in Storytelling: Collaborative Video on Nonprofits Live

Tech Soup Blog

This special Digital Storytelling episode of Nonprofits Live will include secrets from the pros for nonprofits submitting photo and video stories to the TSDigs challenge in February. He has spoken publicly about his work to audiences at the Smithsonian, UC Berkeley, Stanford, United Nations University, New York University, UC Santa Cruz, the British Museum, Apple, Google, Adobe and numerous other conferences and public events around the world.

Collaborative Storytelling and Open Source Interviews

Museum 2.0

I was planning to write a post today about the use of story in museums. A lot of museums--and web, radio, etc--are pursuing projects in which visitors share their personal stories around a topic, whether that be broad and profound ( ) or light and specific ( map mashup of Overheard in NY ). I found a paper online by Elisa Giaccardi entitled "Toward an Evolution of Virtual Museums: Collective Storytelling and Social Creativity."

The Creation Museum: Dangerous Storytelling

Museum 2.0

You've probably heard of the Creation Museum , opening tomorrow near Cincinatti. The Creation Museum is itself a creation of the Answers in Genesis ministry, and has the most unique museum mission statements I've ever seen. Here's what fascinates me about the Creation Museum: it is the perfect example of a museum embracing and presenting a single story. Scientists aren't the business of storytelling, and for the most part, neither are science educators.

The J. M. Barrie Model for Museum Voice

Museum 2.0

But it's not so easy to integrate into larger-scale museum writing. Have you ever walked someone, a non-museum professional, through an exhibition you have or are working on? Granted, maybe all of those stories aren't fit for the label, but that urge to share, to tell the stories that matter, NEEDS to get communicated. Or a small note on an ancient coin mentioning that the museum has thousands of similar ones in storage--or none. Tags: storytelling

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The #1 Skill Nonprofit Professionals Should Focus on in 2021


Others are looking at no demand at all, and with it, no revenue, because their mission involved gathering large groups of people in places like theaters, galleries, and museums. After the drama and trauma of 2020, those nonprofits that survived have a lot in front of them.

The Ultimate Guide to Volunteer Recruitment: 15+ Strategies


They take care of your facility, give tours of your museum, welcome attendees to your annual gala, and pass out medals at fundraising races. Publicize volunteer grant opportunities. Newspapers, magazines, and blogs focus on storytelling.

Thoughts on 3six5, a Successful Participatory Project

Museum 2.0

Granted, the posts so far have been somewhat tech-heavy, but I think that will diversify more as the year goes on. Participating in this made me wonder: could a museum or library run a project like 3six5? From my perspective, there are two primary barriers that would prevent a museum from running a project like this: Perception of lack of significance. Tags: storytelling Unusual Projects and Influences usercontent

How Do You Capture Compelling Visitor Stories? Interview with Christina Olsen

Museum 2.0

Lots of museums these days have video comment booths to invite visitors to tell their stories, but how many of those booths really deliver high-impact content? Last week, I talked with Tina Olsen, Director of Education and Public Programs at the Portland Art Museum, about their extraordinary Object Stories project. The project arose from a grant announcement from MetLife Foundation around community engagement and outreach. We ended up with a gallery in the museum instead.

Empathy-Informed Balance in the Age of Coronavirus and Beyond

Museum 2.0

Megan Smith incisively covered the sad state of staffing in the museum industry pre-coronavirus, as well as her fears for staffers post-coronavirus, in a previous post for Museum 2.0 , so I won’t belabor this one. Still, we should keep at the front of our minds that right now, human needs and wants vary as widely as ever—if not more widely—and your museum shouldn’t take for granted that it knows what will work for everyone.

Game Friday: Treating Players Like Experts

Museum 2.0

Most games grant players a certain amount of starter skill. More interesting to me is the phenomenon of granting players some “starter knowledge”—for example, expertise as an archaelogist. But what if you are in an educational setting, like a museum? This was a huge challenge in designing Operation Spy , a live action narrative immersion game at the Spy Museum. Most museum labels assume the visitor starts with little or no knowledge.

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Member Round Up: Opportunity Awaits!


Nonprofit marketing expert, and NTEN board member extraordinaire, Nancy Schwartz wants to help you with a straightforward value swap: you give her your attention for 5 minutes and she'll share her expertise on storytelling. The official selections will be announced by the end of July and the festival will take place at the Spirit of Texas Theater at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas on September 12-14.

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Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

Instead of grant deliverables or profit, passion and impact are the bottom line motivators for change. Whether it’s social media platforms or content that has captured the interest of the community – from citizen journalism to video storytelling. I’m in Austin, TX, today engaging with librarians, digital curators, and technologists working at the nexus of communities and knowledge at the Electronic Resources and Libraries annual conference.

Using Photography to Change the World: An Interview with Paola Gianturco

Have Fun - Do Good

They were using music, dance, poetry, and storytelling, and they were succeeding. In order to get a book published, I was told I had to have a museum exhibit. Fortunately, the Field Museum in Chicago mounted an exhibit of the photographs for In Her Hands. In the last 20 years, they have given grants in the amount of almost $60 million to women in 164 countries.