Grant-making organization United States Artists (USA) has just announced the appointment of Ann Hatch to its board of trustees. In this role, Hatch will join sixteen fellow trustees from across the country entrusted with overseeing the growth of the organization, which awards annual $50,000 fellowships to artists involved in an array of creative fields.
Hatch has a long history of arts patronage. In 1983 she founded the Capp Street Project (CSP) residency program in her hometown of San Francisco. Hatch has also served on the boards of numerous arts organizations including the California College of the Arts, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (which was founded by her great-grandfather), the Berkeley Art Museum, and more recently the Fabric Arts Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia.
In a statement, USA president and CEO Carolina García Jayaram said, “Ann’s dedication to the arts on both local and national levels, and in both traditional and entrepreneurial ways, matches USA’s commitment to individual artists and the communities they help transform.”
Hatch echoed Jayaram’s sentiment in her own statement, saying that she was “thrilled to join USA in their vital mission of supporting this country’s most accomplished and diverse artists.” Adding further, “It’s telling that the organization quickly gained the support of the national philanthropic community. USA has its eyes towards the future of arts funding, pioneering new and effective ways to facilitate the arts.”