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Why Americans for the Arts’ “Statement on Cultural Equity” Is An Important Milestone

By Gary Steuer, President and CEO Bonfils-Stanton Foundation You would have to be living under a rock to not be thinking about equity these days, and all its related terms/concepts - structural racism, inclusiveness, privilege, etc. Just having the conversation can be a minefield, especially as someone who comes to the conversation from a position of [...]

June 1st, 2016|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Why Americans for the Arts’ “Statement on Cultural Equity” Is An Important Milestone

A look at the 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Awards

By Gary Steuer, CEO and President, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation For more than three decades, the Annual Awards have honored extraordinary Coloradans for significant accomplishments in the areas of Arts and Humanities, Community Service, and Science and Medicine. In 2015, the focus of our Annual Awards was refined to more closely align with our overarching grantmaking goal [...]

May 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on A look at the 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Awards

Why Bonfils-Stanton Foundation provides funding for the arts

By Gary Steuer, President and CEO, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Back in 2011-12 the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation went through a process of evaluating its grantmaking, in the context of the local environment – both the community needs, and how philanthropic resources were being deployed. Up until this point the Foundation had a relatively broad scope in its giving, [...]

May 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Why Bonfils-Stanton Foundation provides funding for the arts

Fellow Interview, Alyssa Kopf, Class of 2011

By Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Livingston Fellowship Program provides advanced learning opportunities to promising nonprofit leaders who hold significant leadership roles in Colorado’s nonprofit sector. We spoke to Livingston Fellow alum (Class of 2011), Alyssa Kopf, who is currently the CEO of Community Shares but just announced that she is soon joining The [...]

April 10th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Fellow Interview, Alyssa Kopf, Class of 2011

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 [...]

February 21st, 2016|1 Comment