The Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, has received a $400,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of “Animating Museums,” a multiyear program for arts professionals, Alex Greenberger of Artnews reports.
Launching this summer, “Animating Museums” will begin with a ten-day residency in Denver. The following year, participants will have the opportunity to take a series of webinars related to their fields in preparation for producing a major project in the third, and final, year of the program. Applications to become a participant are available on the museum’s website.
Director Adam Lerner said the program was designed to help “groom the next generation of creative museum professionals.” He also said the initiative will allow participants to “implement their ideas with a creative project on a civic scale, testing established conventions for art programming and audience engagement, while learning from creative leaders to take risks and be more imaginative in the way they work, live, and contribute to their communities.”