Designing a Twenty-First Century Cultural Hub to Build Community

Designing a Twenty-First Century Cultural Hub to Build Community,” written by Nancy Fushan and published in Grantmakers in the Arts Reader, Vol. 22, No. 2 Summer 2011, provides some good background on the renewed vision for Pillsbury House and Theatre, which led to the creation of the Arts on Chicago initiative.

There is a lot of conversation these days about the need for those of us in the cultural sector (artists and funders alike) to move beyond our own silos in order to deepen the impact of our work. This article explores how the leaders of an arts organization that is part of a larger multiservice community center have seized an extraordinary opportunity to break down silos and, together with their human services colleagues, are redefining their work for the benefit of their culturally diverse and economically struggling Minneapolis neighborhood.

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