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SXSW EDU 2021

Funding Creativity: An Education Funder Rethink

The COVID-19 pandemic, combined with heightened focus on racial equity, sparked discussions on a reimagining of America’s schools. How can education funders adapt to this moment? Facilitated by leaders of the Grantmakers for Education Arts Education Impact Group, this session will take a laser focus on education funder practice--creating a space to discuss failure, new opportunities and transparency in grantmaking that supports all learners and culturally relevant, community-connected schools.

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  1. Examine funding frameworks, even exploratory ones in arts education, to push thinking on grantmaking in a changing philanthropic and social landscape.
  2. Deepen funder knowledge of leveraging community assets to facilitate partnerships with arts organizations, districts, and government during COVID-19.
  3. Gain awareness of broader education funder networks and creative practices aligned to support grantmaking strategies for systemic change.

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Lakita Edwards, Arts Education Specialist, National Endowment for the Arts

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  • Tags: funding, COVID-19
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Converse
  • Track: Policy & Civil Discourse
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Deep Understanding
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