Warhol Foundation Gives $4 Million to More Than 40 Grantees

Andy Warhol

Exhibitions devoted to Alberto Burri, R.H. Quaytman, Walid Raad and Arlene Shechet are among the beneficiaries of the latest round of funding from New York’s Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The $4 million in grants goes to more than 40 organizations, ranging from New York museums like the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim (organizers of the Raad and Burri shows, respectively) to scrappy nonprofits like Atlanta’s Burnaway, which publishes an art magazine that trains young writers, and Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources, in Buffalo, New York, which promotes and supports film, video and new media arts.

The biggest winners, taking home $150,000 each, are San Francisco’s National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, which “fosters and fortifies the culture and business of independent media arts,” and Washington, D.C.’s New Venture Fund, which supports public interest projects. The New Venture Fund will use the dough to support its Media Democracy Fund.

Among the 11 first-time grantees are the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, in Chicago, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, fort gondo compound for the arts in St. Louis, Missouri, and the Peréz Art Museum Miami. Other winners include the Aperture Foundation (New York), Artists Space (New York), the Blaffer Art Museum (Houston, Texas), the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and the Spencer Museum of Art (Lawrence, Kansas).

The newest round of grants was quietly published on the foundation’s website on New Year’s Day, no press release was issued, and the news has been reported by nearly no one. (Not the greatest publicity strategy, guys!)

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