Leadership and The Workplace

Nonprofit Spark

Renee McGivern

Nonprofit Spark – Engaging artists and the arts for communities – 05/16/11

The show focuses on how artists and the arts support and can be supported by communities. My first guest is Megan Rye, one of the organizers of a successful, first-time fundraising event that involved more than 400 artists who contributed 1200 works of art. Art4Shelter tapped into artists’ deep concern for the homeless. My second guest is Jessica Jarrett who is executive director of Creative Advocacy Network, a temporary nonprofit with the goal of engaging leaders in the Portland, Oregon area to support legislation to establish a $15-$20 million annual state fund for the arts.