We believe strongly in the power of the arts to transform both individuals and communities and are committed to reinforcing the importance of the arts as a vital component of our culture. In challenging political times such as these, the role of the arts is too often overlooked, or even denigrated. We want to play our part in asserting the value of the arts by encouraging artists to take risks, explore new possibilities, and reach out to both new and familiar audiences. By nurturing creativity and innovative thinking, we can help artists make an impact on the world around them.
While we are supportive of all forms of creative expression, the interests of the Foundation are primarily in the visual arts. We will also look favorably upon interdisciplinary projects/programs with a visual arts component, or an arts program/project that would further the goals of either of the other of the Foundation’s areas of interest.
We provide program, project, or general operating support to non-profit organizations that promote/conduct innovative, experimental, community and/or public art programming, primarily in the visual arts.
We support exhibitions that provide opportunities for emerging or under-recognized artists.
We also support interdisciplinary or collaborative programming that includes a visual arts component.
We provide limited support to eligible individual artists. Grant requests may be made for the following:
Fees associated with non-academic artist residencies or other non-academic professional or skill development opportunities.
Supplemental support for artists invited to participate in professional exhibitions, including travel, transportation, and fabrication and/or technical assistance.