The “Utne Reader” of Cultural Policy

By Gary Steuer, President/CEO of Bonfils-Stanton Foundation The past few weeks I have felt overwhelmed with a wave of important thought-provoking articles and research studies on a range of cultural policy topics, from arts and neighborhood diversity, to what artists need to thrive, social practice art, arts philanthropy, racial equity in the arts, and beauty [...]

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Fellow Interview, Teva Sienicki, 2015

By Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff Bonfils-Stanton Foundation sat down and asked 2015 Livingston Fellow and CEO/President of Growing Home, Teva Sienicki questions about leadership, her most recent trip to India and more. BSF: How did your India travels shape your current thoughts on leadership? The trip was an opportunity to stretch out of my comfort zone, [...]

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India: Plan Like Crazy and Go With The Flow

By Teva Sienicki, Livingston Fellow Class of 2015 Traveling in India, I remembered daily ­‒hourly sometimes ‒ the mantra a mentor taught me as a beginning English as a Second Language teacher, “Plan like crazy and go with the flow.” This mindset, I’ve discovered, provides a valuable orientation for life; not just for teaching. And India, [...]

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