Examples and Models, and How They Might Apply

Thursday, June 14, 1:40 pm - 3:20 pm

In the two-part session, "Examples and Models," we'll explore both traditional and experimental models for using financial capital in service to equitable investment, and then move away from distributing money and towards the other precious resources shared by all nexus organizations: time and space.

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Presenters
Caroline Taiwo
Economic Opportunity Program Director
Springboard for the Arts
Minneapolis, Minnesota
@carolinetaiwo


Caroline Taiwo is the Economic Opportunity Program Director at Springboard for the Arts and leads the work to create more equitable funding solutions to under-resourced artists in the U.S. Caroline oversees a partnership with Kiva U.S. to offer low barrier and crowd-funded loans to creative entrepreneurs and artist-run businesses in the U.S. Recently, she piloted the 20/20 Artist Fellowship program to award artists of color and indigenous artists who are creating tools and pathways for other artists in the industry. Caroline has a background in digital storytelling and currently manages the Arts + Culture section of the Twin Cities Daily Planet. Previously she worked in Inclusion and Community Impact at American Public Media and sat on the Healthy States advisory panel at Minnesota Public Radio. Caroline studied at Howard University and holds a B.A. from Hamline University.

Libby Barbee
Manager of Art and Grant-Making
RedLine Contemporary Art Center
Denver, Colorado

In search of a profession that would allow her to dabble as a philosopher, geographer, naturalist, anthropologist, writer and explorer of everything, Libby settled on a career in the arts, receiving a MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Maryland Institute College of Art. Libby believes that culture and the arts are integral to the creation of strong and equitable communities, and strives to realize creative solutions to important problems by supporting artists and creatives. When not supporting artists and grantees through her work at RedLine, Libby can be found in her studio where she creates artwork that explores the relationship between nature and culture.