Art is a transformative way of learning about ourselves and the world we live in. Artists challenge our assumptions and bear witness to our common humanity. The environment that enables the arts sector to achieve these impacts, however, is changing in unpredictable ways and faster than ever before.
Shifts in audience tastes and demographics, increased competition for audiences, limited new resource development opportunities, and the need for new leadership are just some of the challenges the sector faces today.
Our multi-year strategic funding initiatives help organizations build the capacity to adapt and innovate. Our internships match emerging practitioners with exceptional mentors. And the Johanna Metcalf Prizes celebrate promising individuals who will lead the sector into the future.