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A Leading Role: How Philanthropy Can Support Arts and Culture in Canada

This is the sixth and final installment in our series about arts and culture philanthropy. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and The Metcalf Foundation.   A few years ago, at the Metcalf Foundation, we began to think about developing a new granting stream for our performing arts program. Recognizing the value of including…

Un rôle clé : Comment la philanthropie peut soutenir les arts et la culture au Canada

Il y a quelques années, à la Fondation Metcalf, nous avons commencé à réfléchir au développement d’un nouveau volet de subventionnement pour notre programme consacré aux arts de la scène. En reconnaissant l’importance de faire participer des membres de la communauté au processus de conception, nous avons décidé de poser une simple question à 100 artistes…

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Whose Art is it Anyway? Issues Shaping the Arts and Culture Sector

This is the fifth installment in our series about arts and culture philanthropy. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and The Metcalf Foundation. When people gather for a pops concert by Symphony Nova Scotia, Chris Wilkinson scans the lobby of the Dalhousie Arts Centre in Halifax. The last thing the symphony’s…

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Performing Artists Speak: Three Short Films About the Transformative Power of Giving

This is the fourth installment in our series about arts and culture philanthropy. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and The Metcalf Foundation.  Three videos. Three extraordinary and diverse companies. In these short films, we hear from the artistic and administrative leadership of Peggy Baker Dance Projects, The Musical Stage Company, and Why Not Theatre….

Illustration by Paul Dotey

The Art of Impact: Reflections from Five Canadian Artists

This is the third article in our series about arts and culture philanthropy. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and The Metcalf Foundation. In this article, five highly-regarded artists from across the country and from a diverse range of disciplines reflect on the value they bring to their communities. The authors…

A Balancing Act: Supporting the Arts in Canada

This is the second article in our series about arts and culture philanthropy. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and The Metcalf Foundation. In Canada, we support the arts using what is sometimes called a “mixed” or “balanced” model. This means that non-profit arts organizations rely on a combination of public,…