Promising Start-Ups: National Arts & Culture

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. -Stella Adler
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. -Stella Adler

Start-ups can hold the potential to offer innovative or new solutions to existing problems in a field. Therefore, we asked our experts to recommend start-up nonprofits working in their cause. We were interested in organizations that have already had an impact or that have high potential to have an impact in the future. Often, these organizations are just a few years old. How did we get these recommendations?

Year Founded Nonprofit Name Mission
1 2007 Music National Service Initiative
Music National Service (MNS) is a national nonprofit and movement that supports music as a strategy for public good.
2 2009 Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics (FEAST)
FEAST is a recurring public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging art makers.
3 2009 El Sistema
El Sistema is a visionary global movement that transforms the lives of children through music; it is a new model for social change. El Sistema USA is a support and advocacy network for people and organizations inspired by Venezuela’s monumental music education program. It will grow to provide comprehensive information on the El Sistema philosophy and methodology, and host a variety of resources that will aid those building, expanding and supporting El Sistema programs in the US and beyond.

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