This is a meeting of the Arts & Intersections Funders, a collaboration facilitated by Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties.
Join us for the first official convening of the Arts & Intersections working group. During our time together, we’ll introduce a shared learning agenda, provide information and updates about the regional arts and culture ecosystem, explore opportunities for “arts-specific” and “non-arts” funders to collaborate, and identify areas where their work overlaps and aligns.
Arts & Intersections is a gathering place for funders working directly in arts and culture as well as those whose work intersects with the myriad needs of the broader creative economy. Growing from our year-long “State of the Arts” pilot programs, this working group of funders aims to do the following:
- Communicate the importance of a thriving arts and culture ecosystem as a key driver of social change and essential to our regional quality of life.
- Reposition our collective understanding of the importance of arts and culture within philanthropy.
- Create opportunities for funders across multiple sectors to see themselves and their work in the arts and culture space.
- Attract non-traditional funders into the arts and culture space (mental health, public health, housing, social justice, racial equity, etc.)