by Fractured Atlas
Published at the Fractured Atlas Blog on March 30, 2016
For the past several months, some of our staff have been hard at work with our friends over at Createquity, to bring you something new. The result is the Createquity podcast!
Createquity is a virtual think tank and online publication investigating the most important issues in the arts and what we, collectively and individually, can do about them. Createquity is committed to helping to make the world a better place through the arts by elevating the role of evidence in the conversations and decisions that shape the future of the field.
It makes sense that we are partnering with them; for a while now, we’ve wanted to find a way to bring thoughtful explorations of challenging issues facing the field to your headset. It didn’t take us long to figure out that Createquity would make an ideal partner for content and editorial. And we were thrilled when our board member, Andrew Taylor, agreed to host!
Our first series, “Watch Where You’re Giving,” will discuss the implications for the arts of the growing philanthropic movement called effective altruism, which some define as doing the most amount of good possible with the resources available, based on rational scientific analysis. Considering that strict effective altruists might consider donating to an anti-malaria charity a better bang for our buck than supporting a local art museum, is this method of charitable giving dangerous to the arts and culture sector? If so, is it likely to take over the philanthropic community anytime soon? Is there any way that effective altruism could perhaps benefit the arts? Find out below.