Art organizations and sponsorship dollars have gone hand in hand for decades. But with backlash and protests over donors ethics, should cultural institutions begin looking into new funding streams? This week on the Laura Flanders Show, we look at the role of private dollars vs. public good in cultural art institutions.
- L.A. Kauffman is the author of How to Read a Protest.
- Professor Jonathan H. Marks is the author of Perils of Partnership.
- Jess Worth is the Co-director of Culture Unstained.
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“The same thing goes for institutions. You look at what an institution says it does, its mission, you look at what its purpose is, and its finding document and you look at what it actually does. Those should be consistent. And then you look at the institution you’re taking money from, and you ask the same question, what do they do? What do they say they do? And what are they obligated to do?” – Jonathan H. Marks