Creativity - The Global Advantage

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TedXAnchorage - Rasmuson Foundation President Diane Kaplan provided an 18-minute snapshot of the Foundation’s collaboration with United States Artists’ new individual artist funding portal, “USA Projects” and how Alaskan creativity is a sought-after commodity.

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Creativity - The Global Advantage

  1. 1. Diane Kaplan President & CEO Rasmuson Foundation Creativity: The Global Advantage
  2. 2. <ul><li>Private Foundation that works as a catalyst to promote a better life for Alaskans </li></ul><ul><li>We ensure a diverse and vibrant arts and cultural community </li></ul><ul><li>Local impact requires understanding needs and solutions on a national level </li></ul>Sharpening Alaska’s Creative Edge
  3. 3. Artists Need Support NEA Fellow Program
  4. 4. Artists Need Illumination 96% of Americans that value art in their communities and lives 27% of Americans that value artists
  5. 5. United States Artists <ul><li>Invest in America’s finest artists and </li></ul><ul><li>illuminate the value of artists to society </li></ul>
  6. 6. USA Fellows
  7. 8. USA Fellows in Alaska John Luther Adams USA Ford Fellow, 2006 Music
  8. 9. Alvin Aningayou USA Rasmuson Fellow, 2008 Crafts & Traditional Arts USA Fellows in Alaska
  9. 10. USA Fellows in Alaska Perry Eaton USA Rasmuson Fellow, 2009 Crafts & Traditional Arts
  10. 11. USA Fellows in Alaska Anna Brown Ehlers USA Rasmuson Fellow, 2006 Crafts & Traditional Arts
  11. 12. John Haines USA Rasmuson Fellow, 2007 Literature USA Fellows in Alaska
  12. 13. Tommy Joseph USA Kippy Fellow, 2007 Crafts and Traditional Arts USA Fellows in Alaska
  13. 14. Andrew Okpeaha MacLean USA Rasmuson Fellow, 2008 Media USA Fellows in Alaska
  14. 15. USA Fellows in Alaska Teri Rofkar USA Rasmuson Fellow, 2006 Crafts & Traditional Arts
  15. 16. USA Fellows in Alaska Susie Silook USA Rasmuson Fellow, 2007 Crafts & Traditional Arts
  16. 17. Alaska AIR – A rtist I n R esidence
  17. 19. USA Projects
  18. 20. USA Projects Critical Edge
  19. 23. <ul><li>Artists Projects </li></ul>100 + Visitors 100,000 + Funds Raised $1,000,000 + Match Funds Raised $250,000 + 4,000 + USA Projects Early Results Donors So Far, So Good.
  20. 24. Adam and Eve Industrial Information Knowledge Idea-Based Creativity Agricultural
  21. 25. <ul><li>It is the perfect moment in the U.S. to champion artists.“ </li></ul><ul><li>- Samuel Hoi, USA Board Member President of Otis College of Art and Design, </li></ul>Creativity = Opportunity
  22. 26. Creativity: The Global Advantage Diane Kaplan Rasmuson Foundation

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