Gard Foundation

The Robert E. Gard Foundation is committed to helping people and their communities discover the vital role the arts play in their day-to-day lives.

Explore the links to learn more about the Robert E. Gard Foundation and about the man himself.


The Wingspread Report is now available for download. This “State of the Field of Community Arts Development” report summarizes the Our Communities: A Symposium on the Arts convening discussion.

Find videos, written remarks, audio recordings, and other resources from the 2016 Symposium here.

See highlights from the symposium by reading Doug Borwick’s Engaging Matters blog and viewing the #Gard50 Storify.