Arts & Culture Innovations that improve the vibrancy of arts and culture in society


Zach Warren - Laughter in a Time of War

In 2005, marathoner, juggler, and unicyclist Zach Warren traveled to Afghanistan to help children recover from the traumas of war, as part of the Afghan Mobile Mini Circus for Children. In this audio interview, Warren shares with Globeshakers host Tim Zak his observations about what it takes to rebuild an entire country.

Darrell Hammond - The Importance of Play for Children

Play affects children's quality of life. Yet, in many communities, schools, and families, this element has been pushed to the back burner. In an audio interview with Globeshakers host Tim Zak, Darrell Hammond envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. Since 1995, KaBOOM! has used its innovative community-build model to bring together business and community interests to construct more than 850 new playgrounds and skateparks, and renovate 1,300 others nationwide.

Competitive Advantage: A Dance of Relevance

By Jocelyn Dong

Ballet Memphis leverages its understanding of local culture – Elivs, gospel, rockability, and African-American stories – to compete against touring Broadway blockbusters.

The Sound of No Music

By James A. Phills, Jr.

Like many nonprofits, the Oakland Symphony failed to understand the distinction between mission and strategy.

Reel Impact

By David Whiteman

Over the past decade, nonprofit organizations have increasingly made independent documentary film and video projects a central component of their campaigns for social and political change.

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Journalism’s Savior?

By Corey Binns

Civil, a journalism platform built on blockchain technology and funded by cryptocurrency, aims to protect reporters while restoring public trust in the fourth estate.