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Printed Matter, Inc. in New York. Photo: Megan Mack.
Printed Matter, Inc. in New York. Photo: Megan Mack.

Warhol Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $3.81 Million

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announced today the recipients of its 2019 spring grants. It will award $3.81 million to forty-one arts organizations that focus on supporting experimental and underrecognized artists. The funds will help realize scholarly exhibitions, including five monographic shows of work by women artists; publications; and visual arts programming.

“The grantees in this round range from small arts organizations with one staff member to major museums, yet they all provide essential resources for artists as well as innovative platforms for critical cultural dialogue,” said Joel Wachs, the foundation’s president. “Creative risk-taking is at the heart of this country’s most meaningful social, political, and cultural developments, therefore we are proud to stand behind artist-centered organizations that support experimental practice.”

The grantees were chosen from a pool of 249 applicants. Individual grants, ranging from $60,000 to $120,000, will go to projects in twelve states, the District of Columbia, and Canada, including to the Alabama Contemporary Art Center, the Power Plant in Toronto, the Center for Independent Documentary in Boston, the Lab in San Francisco, and Printed Matter, Inc. and the New Museum in New York.

The complete list of recipients is as follows: 

Spring 2019 Grant Recipients | Support for Single Exhibitions

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, “Barbara Kruger: Rethink. Remake. Replay,” $100,000

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, “Lorraine O’Grady, Both/And,” $100,000

Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, Miami, “Inter | Sectionality: Diaspora Art in the Creole City,” $80,000

New Museum, New York, “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America,” $100,000

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, “Telling Stories” and “Platform: Tomashi Jackson,” $100,000

Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, “Moira Dryer: Back in Business,” $75,000

Power Plant, Toronto, “Arctic/Amazon,” $100,000

Queens Museum, Queens, New York, “Property and Life,” $75,000

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, “Dawoud Bey: An American Project,” $100,000

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Julie Mehretu exhibition, $100,000

Spring 2019 Grant Recipients | Program Support

Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Mobile, Alabama, $100,000

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona, $90,000

Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, $60,000

Art21, New York, $100,000

Beall Center for Art and Technology/University of California, Irvine, $100,000

Bidoun Projects, Brooklyn, New York, $75,000

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts/Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, $100,000

Center for Independent Documentary, Boston, Shirley Clarke documentary, $100,000

Center for Land Use Interpretation, Culver City, California, $100,000 

Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri, $100,000

Clockshop, Los Angeles, $60,000

Coleman Center for the Arts, York, Alabama, $80,000

Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University, New York, $95,000

Denniston Hill, Glen Wild, New York, $80,000

Drawing Center, New York, $120,000 

Human Resources, Los Angeles, $60,000

The Lab, San Francisco, $100,000

Light Work, Syracuse, New York, $100,000

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, $120,000

M12, Broomfield, Colorado, $60,000

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, Arizona, $100,000

New Orleans Film Society, New Orleans, $100,000

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, $100,000

Participant Inc., New York, $100,000

Performa, New York, $100,000

Printed Matter, Inc., New York, $120,000

Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, $100,000 

Southern Exposure, San Francisco, $100,000

University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, $100,000 

USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, $100,000 

Velaslavasay Panorama, Los Angeles, $60,000