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Barry’s Blog | Interview with Vickie Benson

Barry’s Blog is a service of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), offering news, advice and opinion for the arts administrator. McKnight arts program director Vickie Benson was interviewed on March 8, 2015.


Barry: One of the major challenges for foundations today is where to allocate scarce resources. There is tremendous pressure, from different quarters, to keep key, older cultural institutions alive on one end of the spectrum, and to giving equal support to smaller and ethnically diverse arts organizations on the other. How do you balance those competing priorities and what is your stance on how foundations ought to allocate their resources?

Vickie: Foundations are in business to be in support of their missions. McKnight’s arts program follows a legacy set early on by the McKnight Foundation Board of Directors—the arts program supports working artists…

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Topic: Arts

March 2015