Grantee Gathering 2017

When we asked: "What is the single most important lesson you have learned from capacity building?", participants had a wide range of answers. Curiosity, criticality, and open communication were the major themes.

Lessons Learned. Lessons Shared. (GIF by studiothread)

Lessons Learned. Lessons Shared.

Emily Reusswig, Executive ...

AWF Info Session Documentation

An information session was held on June 8, 2016 at PianoForté in Chicago

Arthur Pearson talking at the event

Arthur Pearson, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
AWF Steering Committee

Ten years ago, a number of funders got together to establish the Arts Work Fund. Why? We ...

Collective Insights: Innovative Outreach Strategies are Winning New Audiences

Recently, the Arts Work Fund convened a group of arts organizations to reflect on recent grants geared toward testing new strategies for attracting audiences. Participating in the conversation:

Small arts organizations are adapting to changing economic models and technological opportunities ...

How to Write a Good Proposal

Make sure your organization is eligible for Arts Work Fund funding (see guidelines for eligibility requirements).

  • Provide a rationale for the proposed work that is clearly defined. Discuss how your organization identified the issue at hand and its significance to ...

Collective Insights: Women-Led Dance Companies Struggle to Survive

Recently, the Arts Work Fund held a conversation with several women-led dance companies to learn about the challenges they face.

Small dance companies often work in relative obscurity and face significant challenges in promoting and funding their art. Recently, leaders ...

The Arts Work Fund invests in the financial sustainability, management, governance and growth capacities of small arts and cultural organizations located in the Chicago metropolitan region.

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