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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…

S’intégrer au tissu social du Québec : les apprentissages tirés de la trajectoire de la Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon (2000-2018)

La plupart des philanthropes mettent sur pied une fondation dans le but de redonner à la société. Ils investissent leur argent, leurs compétences, leur expérience et leurs connaissances dans ce qui leur semble le plus utile et satisfaisant (Fondations philanthropiques Canada, 2015). Tôt ou tard, ils apprennent toutefois que la société ou la communauté qu’ils…

Le Projet en philanthropie individuelle : La recherche aide à faire avancer les choses relativement aux attitudes et aux comportements en matière de dons de bienfaisance (2e partie)

The Philanthropist a publié en deux numéros consécutifs cet article qui est le deuxième d’une série de trois consacrée au Projet en philanthropie individuelle. La première partie de cet article a exploré les résultats du sondage en ligne du Projet. Le Projet en philanthropie individuelle, mené par Imagine Canada, vise à renforcer les collectivités grâce…

The Personal Philanthropy Project: Research Helps Move the Dial on Charitable Giving Attitudes and Behaviours (Part 2)

The Philanthropist published this article, which is the second in a series of three about the Personal Philanthropy Project, in two consecutive issues. Part 1 explored the results of the Project’s online survey. Imagine Canada’s Personal Philanthropy Project aims to build stronger communities through philanthropy. It has been conducting quantitative and qualitative research to investigate…