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Rauschenberg Foundation Open Call
for “Artist as Activist” Program

Posted: Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 5:57 pm in Opportunities

The Rauschenberg Foundation has released a series of open calls for the first time in its history for its Artist as Activist Program. 

Artist as Activist provides game-changing resources to artists (of all disciplines – visual, performing, media, and beyond), designers, and other creative professionals who are addressing important global challenges through their creative practice. In years past this support has included a commissioned print edition to benefit a particular cause or organization. Today the Artist as Activist program is comprised of three distinct grant opportunities:

  • Artist as Activist Fellows: Artists and legally established art collectives with a demonstrated commitment to applying their creative work to the public sphere will receive up to $100,000 over two years, along with a suite of value-added support. Applications due October 13, 2014.
  • Artist as Activist Travel & Research Grants: a separate pool of funds has been reserved for similar artists seeking support (ranging from $2,500 to $10,000) to travel or conduct research related to this aspect of their work. Applications accepted on rolling basis September 8, 2014 – April 15, 2014.
  •  Artist as Activist OrganizationsTen organizations from across the U.S. that have been exemplars in supporting artists working at the intersection of art and change will receive general operating support. These organizational grants are by invitation only. 

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