The Community Creativity Cohort is a one-time program to both recognize and learn from exemplary organizations that meaningfully engage people in the arts and integrate the arts into public life. These 16 organizations will inform the Foundation's future work in the arts.
For more than 60 years, the Bush Foundation has made significant investments in the arts. The Community Creativity Cohort advances this legacy and aligns it with our work on leadership and community innovation.
The arts can be a powerful force for strengthening communities; they can inspire communities to think bigger and think differently about how to address tough challenges. But organizations working in the arts wrestle with tough challenges of their own.
By working closely with the Community Creativity Cohort, we hope to increase our understanding of these challenges and thereby strengthen our future efforts to support work that meaningfully engages people in the arts and integrates arts into public life.