Frequently Asked Questions

Can the public see Robert Rauschenberg's work and other work held by the Foundation?

The best way to see work held by the foundation is to check our Exhibitions listing. This list includes work held by the foundation as well as museum and private collections. 


I am doing research on Robert Rauschenberg. How can I access the Scholarship Center archives?

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Scholarship Center is available by appointment only. All scholars, researchers or curators may e-mail Gina Guy at with:

  • A brief of proposed research and subject matter;
  • A description of any specific items you're interested in;
  • A brief bio with your contact information; and
  • A list of available dates to visit the Scholarship Center.

We will review each request and respond with direction as to how our collection and archive may match your needs as well as a time for you to meet with our staff, if appropriate.


I would like to purchase a work by Rauschenberg or understand my work’s value. who can I contact?

For questions regarding value or acquisition please contact the Gagosian Gallery at 212.741.1111 or


I have a Rauschenberg work that I'd like more information on. Who should I contact?

If you would like the exhibition history or a description of a particular piece, please contact our Collections Manager Gina Guy at

This is not an authentication of work: rather, we can provide information on named works as referenceable and accurate scholarship.


Does the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation authenticate or attribute works of art?

Neither the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation nor any of its affiliates authenticate or attribute artwork. Organizations such as the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR), provide these services. For more information on IFAR's services contact:

IFAR Authentication Research Service
500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 935
New York, NY 10110
T: 212-391-6234

You should provide as much information to IFAR as possible, including provenance history, supporting documentation, medium, dimensions, etc.


Who do I contact to discuss including a Rauschenberg piece in an exhibition?

If you are a curator working on an exhibition and wish to include a Rauschenberg piece held by the foundation, please contact our Curator David White at

Please include the following information:

  • Name and/or description of artwork in which you are interested
  • Name and description of exhibition
  • Venue(s) and date(s) of exhibition
  • All pertinent contact information

We will review each request and respond accordingly.



Who do I contact to use an image of a Rauschenberg work?

All image requests for publication, scholarship and non-product-based commercial use should contact Visual Artists and Galleries Association (VAGA) at

All media and press-related usage requests may be directed to

Nick Sifuentes


Who do I contact to use an image of a Rauschenberg work for commercial purposes?

All licensing and development proposals requesting use of Rauschenberg artwork and/or images must be submitted to Christy MacLear at

A subcommittee of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation's board of directors  reviews all licensing proposals relative to our mission-based strategy. Our goal is to ensure that all licensing aligns with our philanthropic objectives and raises both awareness of issues and funding for partnering nonprofits.


Does the foundation consider donating artwork to auctions or charity functions?

The foundation does not donate artwork for auctions or charity events.

Does the foundation support international projects?

The vision of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation includes support of international organizations; however, we do not yet support international projects. The foundation's scope will grow to include international projects and organizations in the coming year. 

How do I learn about the Rauschenberg Foundation grants and application process?

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation presently has four philanthropic programs: 

  • Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grants program
  • Artist as Activist program
  • Legacy Grants program
  • SEED Grants Program

 All four are invitational. Learn more in the Philanthropy section.

Over time our programs will grow and additional grant categories will be added. 



Can I apply for a discretionary grant to the Rauschenberg Foundation?

All current grant programs are by invitation only. We currently are not accepting unsolicited proposals.


Can I apply for a grant to support my organization or project

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is not currently accepting unsolicited proposals. We are in the process of developing new guidelines and will release them in fall 2014. Join our mailing list to receive updates and check out our new website launching in September 2014.

I am an artist seeking emergency assistance. Can I receive a grant?

The foundation is not making grants to individual artists for emergency assistance at this time. In the past, we have done so through our partner, Change, Inc. We are currently considering the best way to aid individual artists in need of emergency support and will announce any new programs via our mailing list.

I’ve reviewed the programs listed on the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation website and believe that I have a viable project. Can I apply?

We are not accepting applications at this time. Join our mailing list to receive updates on any new programs and check out our new website launching in September 2014. 


Can I apply to the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva?

The selection process for the Rauschenberg Residency for Fall 2014 - Summer 2015 is closed.  Selectors representing geographic, cultural and artistic diversity have anonymously identified more than sixty-plus artists and creative individuals from a variety of disciplines, backgrounds, and career levels to participate in seven residencies.