Artists and policymakers discuss how city planning inclusive or art can transform cities. Darren Walker, Dennis Scholl, Rocco Landesman, Richard Florida are in conversation. Location: Doerr-Hosier, McNulty Room
Richard Florida is Co-founder and Editor at Large of CityLab.com and Senior Editor at The Atlantic. He is director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto and Global Research Professor at NYU.
Rocco Landesman is the Former Chairman for the National Endowment for the Arts.
Dennis Scholl is the Vice President of Arts for the Knight Foundation. He oversees the Foundation’s national arts program, including the Knight Arts Challenge and Random Acts of Culture. He is also the founder of a series of initiatives dedicated to building the contemporary art collections of international museums.
Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, the second largest philanthropy in the United States with over $11 billion in assets and $500 million in annual giving. The foundation is based in the United States and operates worldwide, with ten offices in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South America.
Darren Walker, vice president of education, creativity, and free expression at the Ford Foundation, talks about the state of art funding in the United States. Walker argues that while there are more avenues for funding, the money is going to the wrong places.