Art + Environment
• supported contemporary artists using their craft to re-frame and expand the general public’s understanding of this global crisis through programs like Marfa Dialogues/NY and Marfa Dialogues/St. Louis, as well as grants to produce Lars Jan’s Holoscenes and Maya Lin’s What is Missing? memorial to biodiversity.
• created a new initiative called the Climate Change Solutions Fund, that invites organizations with a track record of working to address the root causes of climate change to apply for funding.
• established a new partnership with the Sundance Institute to support films and emerging media projects that tackle one of the most critical issues of our time – climate change and the urgent need for action.
Creative problem-solving and solutions orientation – looking at an issue in new ways that actually shift its paradigm.
Interdisciplinary collaboration – experience and enthusiasm for working with people who have a variety of expertise, experience, and training, as well as those whose beliefs, values, and norms differ from your own.
Risk-taking – an ability to move outside of the status quo; comfort with uncertainty, improvisation, and/or iteration in the context of continuous learning.
The deadline for the Climate Change Solutions Fund has now passed. Learn more about the nine organizations selected to receive inaugural support here. PLEASE NOTE: NO NEW GRANTS WILL BE MADE IN THIS PROGRAM DURING OUR CURRENT CYCLE OF GRANTS (2015–16). To receive program updates as they are announced, please join the foundation’s mailing list. You can also follow the foundation on Twitter and Facebook.