The Rauschenberg Foundation is pleased to announce the award winners for the 2018 Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Travel Fund, a resource for researchers and scholars interested in visiting the Rauschenberg Foundation Archives in New York City. The Fund provides partial support for incurred costs related to travel expenses related to the visit. This year's winners were selected from a competitive pool including historians, artists, curators, writers, poets, and educators from over twenty-five different countries. They will be researching in residence at the Foundation throughout 2018.
"Robert Rauschenberg was an artist of endless possibility, collaboration, and interpretation; his archives are the same. The inaugural researchers have the potential to reinterpret materials with diverse viewpoints and unique lines of investigations." said Francine Snyder, Director of Archives and Scholarship. "We look forward to contemporary interpretations of the archives."
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives, consisting of Robert Rauschenberg's personal papers and the records from his Florida and New York studios, is the most comprehensive body of information on the artist's life and career. The Archives Research Travel Fund supports continued scholarly and investigative use of these materials by supporting individuals that demonstrate a compelling need to use the archives and addressing financial barriers that may prohibit onsite access to the Archives. The application is open to all individuals encouraging research opportunities that move beyond traditional art historical discourse.
Please visit the Travel Fund page to learn more about the travel fund as well as the 2018 recipients and their research projects.