The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has named the 49 arts organization that received a combined $4.1 million in funds


The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts named 49 arts organizations that received a total of $4.1 million in the Fall 2021 grant cycle. As part of the announcement, the Warhol foundation also unveiled a new website developed by Wkshps.

Grants are directed to general program support of organizations for two years in the amount of 50,000 to 150,000 US dollars and to support specific exhibitions in the amount of 35,000 to 150,000 US dollars. Five institutions also received $47,000 or $50,000 curatorial research fellowships.

Warhol Foundation President Joel Wachs said that Fall 2021 grant recipients are adapting and inventing new ways to meet the needs of artists. Artists are at the heart of the Warhol Foundation’s work. It is more important than ever to support organizations that support and empower them as their practice evolves.

Several long-awaited shows received funding. The largest amount of support, $150,000, was given to the Carnegie Museum for its upcoming Carnegie International exhibition, which opens in September and is hosted by curator Sohrab Mohebbi.

Other major reviews that received $100,000 are for John Acomfre at the Menil Collection in Houston, Juan Francisco Elso at El Museo del Barrio in New York, Xavier Simmons at the Queens Museum, and Pacita Abad at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

A number of large-scale group exhibitions have also received funding, including:

  • The Shape of Forecast: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s-Today at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago ($100,000);
  •  African Modernism in America, 1947-1967 at Fisk University Galleries in Nashville ($100,000);
  •  Madain: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville ($100,000).

In addition, 20 grantees in this cycle receive support from the Warhol Foundation for the first time, including:

  • the CALA Alliance in Phoenix;
  •  the Creative Freedom Initiative in Brooklyn;
  •  Baxter Street at the Camera Club in New York;
  •  the Pike School of the Arts in Mississippi;
  •  the Indigo Arts Alliance in Portland.

Curators who have been recognized as part of the fellowship program include Denise Markonish of MASS MoCA in North Adams and Miranda Lash of the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. Warhol Foundation Program Director Rachel Behrs said that museums, non-profit galleries, and other artist-focused organizations are important places for artists to incubate, explore, develop, and discuss projects that deal with the complexity of the present. The Warhol Foundation values ​​the value these platforms place on artistic perspectives and voices, focusing artists’ perspectives on conversations that go far beyond the art world.

The full list of Fall 2021 grantees follows below.

Anna Luisa Petrisko, All Time Stop Now, 2020, which was presented at the Coaxial Arts Foundation in Los Angeles.

Fall 2021 Grant Recipients (Program Support Over 2 Years) includes:

  • A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY $60,000;
  • Art Papers, Atlanta, GA $100,000;
  • Artistic Freedom Initiative, Brooklyn, NY $100,000;
  • Artists Space, New York, NY $130,000;
  • Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL $100,000;
  • Baxter Street at The Camera Club of New York, New York, NY $60,000;
  • CALA Alliance, Phoenix, AZ $100,000;
  • Chicago Film Society, Chicago, IL $50,000;
  • Coaxial Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, CA $60,000;
  • Creative Time, Inc., New York, NY $100,000;
  • DiverseWorks, Houston, TX $100,000;
  • The Flaherty / International Film Seminars, Brooklyn, NY $100,000;
  • FotoFest, Houston, TX $80,000;
  • Fulcrum Arts, Pasadena, CA $50,000;
  • Indigo Arts Alliance, Portland, ME $100,000;
  • Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA $100,000;
  • Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN $100,000;
  • Museum of Jurassic Technology, Culver City, CA $60,000;
  • National Coalition Against Censorship, New York, NY $150,000;
  • Pike School of Art – Mississippi, McComb, MS $60,000;
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR $150,000;
  • Providence College Galleries, Providence, RI $80,000;
  • Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL $100,000;
  • Root Division, San Francisco, CA $100,000;
  • Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA $80,000;
  • SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME $100,000;
  • Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center, Buffalo, NY $100,000;
  • The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Culver City, CA $80,000.

Fall 2021 Grant Recipients | Exhibition Support:

  • Americas Society, New York, NY

“Tropical is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime” – $50,000;

  • Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

“Dara Birnbaum: Reaction” – $35,000;

  • Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL

Exhibition program support (over 2 years) – $100,000;

  • Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

58th Carnegie International – $150,000;

  • Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

“Natural World” – $75,000;

  • Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

“Who tells a tale, adds a tail: Latin America and Contemporary Art” – $65,000;

  • Fisk University Galleries, Nashville, TN

“African Modernism in America, 1947-1967” – $100,000;

  • Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection / University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

“Madayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala” – $100,000;

  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

Faisal Abdu’Allah – $50,000;

  • The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

“John Akomfrah, ‘The SNCC Manifestoes’” – $100,000;

  • El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

“Juan Francisco Elso: Por América” – $100,000;

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

“Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s – Today” – $100,000;

  • The Queens Museum, Queens, NY

Xaviera Simmons – $100,000

  • San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

“Kelly Akashi: Of the Weeds” – $50,000;

  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Pacita Abad – $100,000;

  • The Wolfsonian – Florida International University (FIU), Miami Beach, FL

Roberto Lugo exhibition and mural project – $40,000;

Fall 2021 Grant Recipients | Curatorial Research Fellowship are:

  • MASS MoCa, North Adams, MA

Denise Markonish – $50,000;

  • Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, CUNY, New York, NY

Macarena Gómez-Barris and Alaina Claire Feldman – $50,000;

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO

Miranda Lash – $50,000;

  • Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Teréz Iacovino and José López Serra – $47,000;

  • Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY

Sharon Dynak and Tracey Kikut – $47,000.


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