With support from Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, The Collins Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, The Oregon Community Foundation, and the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center is pleased to announce Capacity Building: Portland, a two-year training and consultancy program for 10 Portland-based arts and cultural organizations.
With over a decade of experience training arts managers and board members, the DeVos Institute operates on the premise that while, as a culture, we spend heavily to encourage artistic talent, too little is spent to train the managers and boards who keep those artists at work. Led by Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser and Director Brett Egan, the Institute has advised hundreds of organizations throughout the United States, as well as individuals, organizations, governments, and foundations in nearly 80 countries on six continents.
Modeled on successful DeVos Institute initiatives in Chicago, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Miami, New York City, and Orlando, Capacity Building: Portland provides ongoing, one-on-one support and group training in fundraising, marketing, artistic planning, strategic planning, and board development.
This competitive opportunity is open to arts and cultural organizations from the Portland metro region (within a 50 mile radius of Portland) with a budget over $150,000. Strong candidates will articulate an impending opportunity or need that requires capacity building support and develop a plan to increase capacity within their organization. Program participants will receive monthly consultations from a DeVos Institute advisor, attend five group seminars, and participate in a series of online master classes to deepen dialogue on areas of focus between seminars. The program is offered free of charge to participating organizations.
Below you will find additional information on the program and an application should you wish to apply. Applications are due Sunday, March 16 to Jeanette Norton, Assistant Manager of Capacity Building, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or with questions, please contact Jeanette at email@example.com or (202) 416-8861.