Sometimes, in order to solve a problem or discover a new opportunity, we need to look at things in a different way. Art can inspire people to think bigger and think differently. That is why we believe it is a vital asset for communities working to take on big problems or seize opportunities.
The guiding goal of our Community Creativity initiative is to make art a central element of problem solving on more issues, across more sectors and in more communities throughout the region.
To this end we make a handful of big investments to inspire, equip and connect artists, arts organizations and non-arts partners to integrate the arts in creative problem solving.
We are particularly interested in seeing if arts-integrated approaches to creative problem solving can be sustained over time by demonstrating and measuring the impact of these efforts.
We also offer Ecosystem grants which provide general operating support to organizations that help create an environment for our efforts to be successful.