Last fall, The James Irvine Foundation partnered with community organizations to hold 14 Community Listening Sessions in six regions across California. We spoke to more than 400 Californians (in 10 languages) to better understand their hopes, fears, challenges, and dreams.
Building the Field of Arts Engagement: Prospects and Challenges, examines the prospects for a field of nonprofits focused on “arts engagement.” Access the full report, plus a sharable summary and literature review.
In 2011, Irvine put forward a program goal promoting arts engagement. Our aim was to support nonprofits that embrace and advance the diverse ways that Californians experience arts and culture, based on the belief that these experiences strengthen us and help us all live better together.