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Collaboration between New York arts grantmakers

Mar 01, 2024
Foundations that make grants in the arts, including the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), recently gathered in New York to exchange ideas and look ahead to where the field is headed over the next decade.

The convening, hosted by ArtsCom NYC, looked ahead at where funding for the arts is headed in the years to come, how we can work to make cultural spaces welcoming and inclusive to all, and what greater dialogue and collaboration across the sector could mean. 

SNF representatives emphasized the value of creating beautiful, inclusive public spaces like the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) that inspire and attract people to make them their own. They also argued for the power of the arts when applied to other fields from civics—at venues like Lincoln Center, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, and SNF Nostos—to health on the community and individual levels to education

Creatives Rebuild New York, which SNF was proud to help support alongside the Mellon and Ford Foundations and which also helps lower barriers between the arts and other disciplines by embedding artists in non-arts groups like community-based organizations and municipalities, is an example of the sort of collaboration that is possible between New York arts funders.