Initiatives

We advise foundations, philanthropists, and other field partners seeking to create or expand programs that support individual creative practitioners. Experienced in providing resources to artists across disciplines and geographies, our team works closely with partners to design and administer initiatives that respond to their mission, goals, and strategy.

 

Artist Relief

2020

Partners: Academy of American Poets, Artadia, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, MAP Fund, National YoungArts Foundation

Artist Relief was created by a coalition of seven national arts grantmakers to support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, offering emergency relief grants and informational resources to artists across the United States. The fund distributes $5,000 emergency grants to artists working across a variety of disciplines facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, and will continue to operate through December 2020.

More information can be found here.

 

Disability Futures

2020 – 2021

Partners: Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Disability Futures is a two-year initiative aimed at increasing the visibility of disabled creative practitioners across disciplines and geography and elevating their voices individually and collectively. The fund supports 20 disabled creative practitioners whose work advances the country’s cultural landscape across disciplines, including art, film, and journalism. The initiative was born out of a year-long research study that interviewed dozens of disabled artists and creative practitioners across the country.

More information can be found here.