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2022 Impact Report: Literary Arts Emergency Fund

by Kathleen Hill, Dr. Steven John Holochwost, Henry Clapp, Dr. Thomas Wolf

January 5, 2022

WolfBrown conducted a comprehensive study of the Literary Arts Emergency Fund—a Mellon-funded initiative that awarded $7.8 million to 376 literary arts organizations and small publishers that had been  >>

Olney Culture Lab: Reflections from The Olney Embrace Project

by Catherine Reed Holochwost

January 5, 2023

“Olney Culture Lab was blessed to have started from the seeds of collaboration. It blossomed from nothing but the joy of camaraderie and community in 2014. Since then,  >>

Donor Motivations Study

by WolfBrown, Helicon

February 2010

In 2009, the sponsoring foundations commissioned Helicon Collaborative and WolfBrown to study the values and motivations of donors to FFAMC projects, and capture useful lessons about the program  >>

Making Sense of Audience Engagement

by Alan Brown, Rebecca Ratzkin


Engaged audiences are a cornerstone in the foundation of a strong arts ecosystem. This report takes stock of a growing body of practice in the arts sector referred  >>