The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announced the 42 recipients of its spring 2018 grants, which total to $3.6 million. The selected organizations, which were chosen from a pool of 224 nonprofits, will receive individual grants ranging from $35,000 to $120,000.
The biannual grants fund exhibitions, publications, and visual arts programming for contemporary art that is experimental and often unrecognized. Many of this year’s recipients have focused on artistic engagement with political and social issues. Seven of the eight grants awarded for retrospectives will focus on work by female artists.
“Many of these organizations are small with budgets well under $1 million, yet they are providing vital professional support to a diverse set of artists while remaining socially engaged in their communities,” Joel Wachs, the Warhol Foundation’s president, said in a statement. “This work is inspiring at a time when many groups in this country feel threatened—women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, to name a few. At the same time, we are honored to support museum exhibitions that will bring the work of important artists, many of whom have not received the national recognition they deserve, to the public.”
The list of 2018 grantees follows in full below.
Spring 2018 Grant Recipients: Program Support
Spring 2018 Grant Recipients: Exhibition Support