Eligible to attend: All funders in the Greater Washington region interested in supporting the arts and humanities. Funders who are not members of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers should contact Rebekah Seder to register.
The Arts & Humanities Working Group is committed to elevating our region's local arts and humanities sector and to increasing philanthropic support of the sector. To do this, current arts funders are interested in more strategically investing in the arts, and effectively making the case for increased arts funding to colleague grantmakers, public officials, and the public at large.
Current arts funders – and those interested in investing in the Greater Washington region’s diverse nonprofit arts sector – are invited to a discussion about the arts and humanities landscape across the region. For the first part of the meeting, Juanita Hardy, executive director of CulturalDC, Suzan Jenkins, CEO of the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and Susan Soroko, acting director of cultural development at the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, will frame the discussion by sharing their perspectives on the region’s arts ecosystem – the particular challenges groups face today, possible opportunities for new collaborations, and potential new paradigms for arts funding in our region.
The second half of the meeting will be reserved for a funders-only discussion to network, share information, and discuss next steps for the working group.