The Foundation recognizes that work seeking to make positive social change requires relationship building and in-depth investigation. Artist as Activist Travel and Research grants facilitate such foundational study. To date, nine artists have been awarded grants ranging from $2500 to $10,000 to travel or conduct research related to an activist aspect of their work. The artists’ sponsored projects range from researching the archives of an all-women, anti-nuclear camp in England to traveling to Lithuania to produce a book and exhibition about the lives of veterans of the Afghanistan War who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
2015 Travel and Research Grantees
Travel to Lithuania to produce a book and exhibition about veterans suffering from PTSD.
Travel to Israel to conduct research for his play about the legacy of Jewish-American leftism.
Travel to Germany to conduct research for her documentary film about radical forgiveness.
Travel to England to research the archives of a women’s anti-nuclear camp for her series of paintings and textiles.
Travel to Selma to perform in festival commemorating 50th anniversary of Selma-to-Montgomery march for voting rights.
Travel to Amsterdam and Berlin to research Afro-Europeans in electronic music.
Travel to Zimbabwe to mount project exploring the concept of self-determination.
Travel to Palo Alto, CA for a conference that can advance his work in the field of art + issues.
Enrollment in classes that will allow him to acquire skills related to his ongoing environmental project, "New Earth.”