Arts-Based Community Development Convening
Transforming Post-Industrial Cities through Art and Innovation
April 12 through 14, 2012 - St. Louis

Ian David Moss

New York, New York


As Research Director for Fractured Atlas, Ian David Moss helps funders, government agencies, and others support the field more effectively by harnessing the power of data to drive informed decision-making. Ian designed and leads implementation of Fractured Atlas’s pioneering cultural asset mapping software, Archipelago, which aggregates and visualizes information about creative activities in a particular geography in order to better illuminate who’s making art, who’s engaging with it, where it’s happening, and how it’s made possible. Since 2007, he has also been editor of Createquity, a highly acclaimed arts policy blog read regularly by nearly 2,000 arts managers and enthusiasts around the world. Previously, he was Development Manager for the American Music Center and founded two first-of-their-kind performing ensembles: a hybrid electric chamber group/experimental rock band and a choral collective devoted to the music of the past 25 years. He holds BA and MBA degrees from Yale University.



Moving Beyond the Tip Jar: Arts Funding and Collective Impact

Day 2 / Apr, 13 @ 2:45 pm
Lower Level : Room A

As the “smart giving” movement continues to grow, grantmakers are striving to create—and demonstrate—greater impact for their communities. Funders across the social sector are discovering that research and evaluation take on more meaning when grounded in a common vision for success that brings together diverse stakeholders around a shared, evidence-based agenda. Learn how ArtsWave in Cincinnati, the nation’s largest united arts fund, has transformed its grantmaking strategies as part of a community-wide push toward positioning the arts as integral to the region’s future.