Anne Focke’s writing draws on a long life as an artist, organizer, editor, planner, and manager, and as an instigator of both lasting and temporary nonprofit, for-profit, and informal projects. She works with words and ideas, and most importantly with other people. Her focus has been on the arts and on civil society. She was co-editor of Grantmakers in the Arts Reader (1991-2008) and is currently editor of Lucy Bernholz’s annual series of monographs, the Blueprint for Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society published by Stanford University (2009-present). Her chapbook, a pragmatic response to real circumstances, is available from Publication Studio. Her home is in Seattle, Washington.
Photo by Kate Murphy.