Author Archives: John Carnwath

When I was invited by the international youth music organization Jeunesses Musicales International to give a presentation on impact assessment at their annual YAMSession conference, I was delighted to find that besides the producers, presenters and educators I expected to … Continue reading

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Much of our work for foundations is concerned with assessing the overall impact of grant programs. While many funders realize they don’t deserve all of the credit for the work their grantees do, the basic approach is generally that grantees … Continue reading

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Perched on the banks of a quiet lake beyond which the snowcapped mountains of Switzerland rise into the sky, the South German city of Konstanz (population 80,000) is a relaxing getaway for weekend tourists and tranquil home to many retirees. … Continue reading

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It’s no secret that creativity and innovation are highly valued commodities in industries such as advertising and software development. As a result, companies in these fields have developed a number of practices designed to maximize the creative output of their employees. For … Continue reading

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In our work for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Building Demand for the Arts program, Alan and I have been trying to gain a better understanding of what it means to build demand and what strategies are effective in doing so. In … Continue reading

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For the last two months, I’ve been immersed in a sea of literature concerned with the value and impacts that are created through experiences of arts and culture. This is the subject of a literature review I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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