Filmmaker Jerome Hill understood the importance of funding for the arts so he started the Jerome Foundation. For 50 years, the philanthropic foundation has given millions of dollars to allow artists to create original and compelling works.

Philanthropy is a Greek word that translates to “love of humanity” and is often associated with charitable giving. Write about the importance of philanthropy, both in the arts and at large.

Jerome Foundation President Cindy Gehrig says, “The Jerome Foundation has a great appetite for failure, particularly if the failures are brilliant, ambitious and bold.”

Try out a new artistic endeavor that’s brilliant, ambitious and bold with no fear of failure. If you normally paint, try sculpture. If you prefer to create photorealistic work, try working in the abstract.