Philanthropy Northwest: New Considerations for Arts Education Advocacy, Policy Work

Original Source URL:

This is an abridged version of an article by Richard Kessler, dean, Mannes School of Music at The New School, originally published by the GIA Reader of Grantmakers in the Arts.

A new report, Foundation Funding for Arts Education: An Update on Foundation Trends, examines the Foundation Center’s data sets of grants of $10,000 or more awarded to organizations by one thousand of the largest U.S. foundations from 1999 to 2012. Key findings:

  • Support for arts education grew by 57 percent between 1999 and 2012.
  • Performing arts education benefited from roughly half of arts education giving.
  • Arts organizations received three out of five arts education dollars and four out of five arts education grants.
  • A majority of arts education grants targeted children and youth.

Entire article.

Media Clip Types: 
Old Site content: