Warhol Foundation Awards $3.6 M. in Grants for Programs and Exhibitions

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The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announced the 42 recipients of its spring 2018 grants, which total to $3.6 million. The selected organizations, which were chosen from a pool of 224 nonprofits, will receive individual grants ranging from $35,000 to $120,000.

The biannual grants fund exhibitions, publications, and visual arts programming for contemporary art that is experimental and often unrecognized. Many of this year’s recipients have focused on artistic engagement with political and social issues. Seven of the eight grants awarded for retrospectives will focus on work by female artists.

“Many of these organizations are small with budgets well under $1 million, yet they are providing vital professional support to a diverse set of artists while remaining socially engaged in their communities,” Joel Wachs, the Warhol Foundation’s president, said in a statement. “This work is inspiring at a time when many groups in this country feel threatened—women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, to name a few. At the same time, we are honored to support museum exhibitions that will bring the work of important artists, many of whom have not received the national recognition they deserve, to the public.”

The list of 2018 grantees follows in full below.

Spring 2018 Grant Recipients: Program Support

  • Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA, $90,000 (over 2 years)
  • Alliance of Artists Communities, Providence, RI, $120,000 (over 2 years)
  • Art in General, Brooklyn, NY, $100,000 (over 2 years)
  • Artpace, San Antonio, TX, $100,0000 (over 2 years)
  • Artists in Residence in Everglades, Miami Beach, FL, $80,000 (over 2 years)
  • Artists Space, New York, NY, $100,000 (over 2 years)
  • Borscht Corp. Miami, FL, $50,000
  • BURNAWAY, Atlanta, GA, $35,000 (over 2 years)
  • Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, $100,000 (over 2
  • Gallery 400 at The University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, $100,000 (over 2 years)
  • Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, $100,000 (over 2 years)
  • International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY, $80,000 (over 2 years)
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY, $100,000 (over 2 years)
  • List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA,
    $100,000 (over 2 years)
  • Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, $100,000 (over 2 years)
  • Los Angeles Poverty Department, Los Angeles, CA, $80,000 (over 2 years)
  • Maysles Documentary Center, New York, NY, $50,000 (over 2 years)
  • PEN America, New York, NY, $100,000 (over 2 years)
  • Project Row Houses, Houston, TX, $100,000 (over 2 years)
  • RAIR, Philadelphia, PA, $85,000 (over 2 years)
  • Recess, Brooklyn, NY, $100,000 (over 2 years)
  • Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, $80,000 (over 2 years)
  • SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME, $100,000 (over 2 years)
  • Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC, $80,000 (over 2 years)
  • Women’s Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles, CA, $60,000 (over 2 years)
  • Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, $100,000 (over 2 years)

Spring 2018 Grant Recipients: Exhibition Support

  • The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX, “The Sorcerer’s Burden” exhibition, $100,000
  • deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, “Visionary New England”
    exhibition, $80,000
  • The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, “RE:DEFINE” exhibition, $100,000
  • The Institute of the Arts and Sciences of the UC Santa Cruz Arts Division, for “Newton
    and Helen Mayer Harrison’s A Future Garden for the Central Coast of California”, at the UCSC Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Santa Cruz, CA, $57,000
  • The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, “Huma Bhabha” exhibition, $100,000
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, “Nayland Blake: Only
    Loved at Night” exhibition, $100,000
  • Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA, “Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A
    Postcolonial Paradox” exhibition, $50,000
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, “Pattern and Decoration”
    exhibition, $100,000
  • Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, “Wendy Red Star: Annúkaxua / A Scratch on the Earth”
    exhibition, $70,000
  • New Museum, New York, NY, Sarah Lucas exhibition, $100,000
  • The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, “Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla” exhibition, $100,000
  • Providence College Galleries, Providence, RI, “Beyond Bauhaus” exhibition series,
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, “Suzanne Lacy: We Are
    Here” exhibition, $100,000
  • The Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY, “Waiting for Omar Gatlato: A Survey of Algerian Contemporary Art” exhibition, $60,000
  • Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, “Harriet Bart:
    Abracadabra and Other Forms of Protection” exhibition, $75,000
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, Rachel Harrison exhibition, $100,000

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