Posts Tagged: behind the scenes

Impact Planning: Letter from Lisa Freiman and Johanna Plummer


Dear ICA Supporters and Friends, After many months of intensive conversations, we are thrilled to share our new mission and impact statements with you: MISSION: (what the ICA will do) The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University presents the art of our time and provides an open forum for dialogue and collaboration across the… Read more »

Behind the Scenes: Building Interdisciplinary Relationships


Erin Hanas, associate curator of academic programs, shares her goals for coordinating faculty and student engagement. 1. What is a typical day for you and/or your team?   Planning meetings and conversations — often related to programming ideas we are developing — but every day brings something new and different and creatively challenging. This ranges… Read more »

Behind the Scenes: Building a Donor Base for a New Institution


Carol Anne Baker LaJoie, director of development, shares the challenges and rewards of fundraising — from the potential to the planning — for a new art institution. What is your favorite aspect of fundraising for the ICA? Being with donors, hands down. I have a deep belief in the power of philanthropy because I’ve seen… Read more »