CultureBank launches think tank

February 23, 2017

A diverse group of people in a conference room are gathered in different groupings and brainstorming as part of CultureBank's inaugural Think Tank. Photo courtesy darabiphotographi.

A cross-sector think tank launches in March 2017, with the goal of rapidly prototyping the CultureBank™ investment model. Leaders from the arts, financial, and social impact sectors will convene in San Francisco in order to refine CultureBank’s offering and ensure it delivers on stated goals and desired outcomes.

“At its heart, CultureBank aims to achieve a breakthrough strategy for supporting and scaling social impact art. It will take insight and input from diverse thinkers working across sectors to realize a model that shifts the emphasis from money to cultural movement that leads to real and lasting impact”, said CultureBank founding partner Deborah Cullinan.

“The vision for CultureBank is to transform how we think about assets of all kinds, and to change the nature of the conversation among investors, entrepreneurs, and artists. These think tanks will help us shape a new investment model that’s not rooted in a traditional capital approach”, said CultureBank founding partner Penelope Douglas.

CultureBank think tank participants:

Deborah Cullinan, CultureBank

Daryn Dodson, Calvert Funds

Penelope Douglas, CultureBank

Jed Emerson, Blendedvalue.org

David Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Christie George, New Media Ventures

Marcelle Hinand, CultureBank

Angie Kim, Center for Cultural Innovation

Alison Lingane, Project Equity

Sean Daniel Murphy, Inner City Advisors/Fund Good Jobs

Judilee Reed, Surdna Foundation

Don Shaffer, RSF Social Finance

Palak Shah, Palak Shah Consulting

Holly Sidford, Helicon Collaborative

Shelley Trott, Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Clyde Valentin, Ignite Arts/SMU