Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

Sarah Lovan: Minnesota’s not just keeping up with arts innovation — we’re leading it!

Editor’s note: Starting now, content formerly found on McKnight’s State of the Artist (SOTA) blog can now be found at the SOTA tag to the right — posts, links, videos, everything. (If you hadn’t visited the State of the Artist blog, check out the tag for excellent arts-related insights and info!) In 2012, we created […]

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Aimee Witteman: Foundations rally around regional strategies with global implications

Last week, representatives from 14 foundations with interests in energy policy and climate change gathered at The McKnight Foundation for a daylong meeting to explore how we might better collaborate around efforts in the Midwest. Convened by McKnight in conjunction with our key regional partners Energy Foundation and RE-AMP, the meeting was designed for the […]

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Eric Muschler: Moving the Market

Routines have their good points. They sustain ongoing work, and provide reliability and consistency for people and grantee relationships. But routines aren’t often hotbeds for bold and innovative ideas. So in March, McKnight’s Region & Communities program jumped outside our normal routine, and announced the “Moving the Market” competitive request for proposals. The Region & […]

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Neal Cuthbert: Deep Innovation

For those of you not familiar with Open Book, it’s one of those amazing places only this community of leaders, artists, and patrons could create. I was inspired to write this post after hearing Jay Cowles’ remarks at a celebration at Open Book last week. (Cowles is a civic leader in the Twin Cities and […]

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