ArtsLab, launched by a group of foundations in 1999 as a multi-year capacity-building program for small to mid-sized arts organizations and now managed by Arts Midwest, has been a success for participating nonprofits.
In fact, at the completion of the 2008-2011 grant period, a comprehensive and independent evaluation found that across 15 organizations, the average budget size grew by 215%. This is despite the economic downturn and an overall decrease in grantmaking for the arts.
Learn much more about how ArtsLab is helping arts organizations survive and thrive in tough times — in the summer issue of Giving Forum on collaboration online and in your mailbox now.
- Susan Stehling, MCF communications associate