Forward features

Below you can find information about upcoming issues of Alliance including special features, areas of discussion and guest editors.

December 2014

Philanthropy in transitions

What role can private philanthropy play in post-conflict and post-authoritarian transitions? Why do these unique moments in history require a different level of creativity, flexibility and willingness to take risk? What are the biggest challenges on the ground and how can these be effectively anticipated and mitigated? This special feature will include a mix of articles and interviews reflecting, on the one hand, different approaches to institutional grantmaking and social investment in transitions and, on the other, local experiences and grantee insights regarding past and present transitions.

Guest editors are Mark Freeman of the Institute for Integrated Transitions, Barbara Ibrahim of the Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Hilary Pennington of the Ford Foundation.

March 2015

Arts and social change

Why should philanthropists support the arts? This question will be put to ten foundations/philanthropists and ten arts organizations as part of a special feature looking at the role of philanthropists and foundations in supporting art and social change. Should they fund artists directly to create the art they want to make? Should they fund theatres and galleries to make art more available to more people? Should they fund only work that explicitly promotes social change? And what about supporting the arts in their own right? These are among the issues to be addressed in the March issue of Alliance.

Guest editors are Hania Aswad, Naseej Foundation and Fiona Ellis, Millfield House Foundation