Intersections of Performing and Visual Arts

The Arts and Cultural Heritage program pursues several goals that are germane to the performing as well as the visual arts today, and to their many overlapping challenges and practices.  Grants in these areas of common interest may be made to organizations involved in the performing or visual arts or in both.  Emerging priorities include New Media ArtsThe Arts and Their Communities, Diversity and Inclusion, and Art and Artists at Risk.

New Media Arts

The Foundation supports experimentation with the integration of new media forms and interdisciplinary practice, as well as preservation and scholarship of new media art at the intersection of performance, installation, and visual arts.

The Arts and Their Communities

The Foundation supports programs that advance public knowledge of the visual and performing arts, bring the arts into underserved regions, and strengthen community participation in the arts and arts organizations.  Inquiries that strengthen institutional collaborations toward these goals are encouraged.

Diversity and Inclusion

The program in Arts and Cultural Heritage supports several initiatives that aim to increase diversity and foster inclusive cultures in the arts and arts organizations.  While most of these efforts are specific to visual or performing arts institutions, we welcome interest in programs that may not neatly fit such medium-based divisions, and that could benefit from collaboration with institutions of higher education.

Art and Artists at Risk

The Foundation is currently developing initiatives that would address vulnerabilities distinctive to the work of artists and arts organizations.  Under this rubric, for example, the Foundation will support networks of grantee organizations that wish to strengthen emergency preparedness and response, or seek to strengthen their financial health in order to increase their capacity to serve art and artists more effectively.