Community-based funders of arts and culture in 14 communities provided fellowships to underwrite the cost of Summit participation. These funders include:

  • Charlotte – Arts & Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg
  • Chicago – The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Cincinnati – ArtsWave
  • Cleveland – The Cleveland Foundation
  • Denver – Bonfils‐Stanton Foundation
  • Minneapolis/North Dakota/South Dakota– The McKnight Foundation, Bush Foundation, and Minnesota Philanthropy Partners
  • New York City – The Rockefeller Foundation
  • St. Louis – St. Louis Regional Arts Commission
  • The Bay Area – The James Irvine Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • San Jose – Office of Cultural Affairs, City of San Jose
  • The State of Oregon – Oregon Arts Commission
  • Washington, DC – The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
  • National Innovation Lab for Museum participants – MetLife Foundation

Lead national support was provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the host sponsor in Denver was Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.

Our Virtual Summit Partners are HowlRound#2AMt, and National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP).