“We are in an economic emergency, and we need to repurpose these funds now to save our creative economy from permanent, lasting damage,” said Councilman David Ryu.
As the COVID-19 pandemic roils the arts community, the organizations launched emergency funding initiatives to support the cultural sector.
The Rauschenberg Emergency Grants will provide artists with up to $5,000 for a number of unforeseen medical expenses.
Based on what they do with the money, four of the grantees will receive an additional $25,000.
It’s been six months since the People’s Climate March took over the streets of Manhattan, but the group behind some of the rally’s most iconic artworks is busier than ever.
Harpo Foundation has been a supporter of the visual arts and arts organizations since 2007, in the last year along funding exhibitions and programming at the Liverpool Biennial, Printed Matter, and New York Foundation for the Arts. Now, the foundation has announced that it will begin supporting individual artists.
A Blade of Grass is rethinking what a grant to an individual artist can be. Earlier this year, the nonprofit organization, which explores alternative models of funding for interactive and participatory art practices, launched Artist Files, the first project in a multiyear experiment. The inaugural grant is rooted in the concept of social engagement and hinges on the harbinger of interactivity: the internet. Artist Files is completely public-facing, presenting the entire grant process in the form of blog posts and probing questions on the organization’s website. Visitors are invited to register and comment.