The Boston Foundation Report and Panel Discussion

January 26, 2016 | | View Comments

Photo: Panel Discussion or arts and culture funding at The Boston Foundation; Credit: The Boston Foundation
The Boston Foundation hosted a presentation last Thursday, January 21st, of their recent report: How Boston and Other American Cities Support and Sustain the Arts: Funding for Cultural Nonprofits in Boston and 10 other Metropolitan Centers.The event welcomed over 250 leaders representing many  levels of Massachusetts’ arts and culture organizational landscape – from nonprofits, foundations, universities, policy centers, and individual donors. The room was so packed people were huddling around the perimeter!

Paul Grogan, the President and CEO of The Boston Foundation welcomed the audience and Juliana Koo, the Vice President of TDC, led a summary presentation of the report and its findings. You can view the full report here.

Allyson Esposito, the Director of Arts and Culture at the Boston Foundation, moderated a panel in which our Executive Director, Sam Aquillano, was a part of. The panel also consisted of Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston, David C. Howse, the Associate Vice President and Managing Director of ArtsEmerson, Matt Wilson, the Executive Director of MASSCreative, and Swanee Hunt, the Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a significant benefactor of arts and culture organizations.

It was an incredible privilege for Sam to be on a panel with such key figures in arts and culture in Greater Boston. Additionally, it was testament to how far Design Museum has come in addressing some of the inhibitors that many arts and culture organizations face in attempting to grow by engaging in innovative, problem-solving measures to be even better than we are.

We couldn’t do this without our supporters like you.