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2017 Artist as Activist Fellows

2017 Artist as Activist Fellows Announced

Jul 7, 2017
Today we announced the recipients of our 2017 Artist as Activist fellowship , a two-year grant designed to support the growing body of accomplished independent artists and artist collectives who are applying their creative practices to address critical social challenges. This year’s cohort features artists who are leveraging multimedia, performance, and cultural organizing to draw specific attention to the ways in which the prison-industrial complex disproportionately affects generations of immigrants and people of color in the United States. Using various artistic strategies, the 2017...
Residency 26 Artists

Meet the Artists: Rauschenberg Residency 26

Jun 6, 2017
Visit the Artists-in-Residence page to learn more about this group of artists.
Refugee Resilience
2016 Artist as Activist Fellow Favianna Rodriguez 

Foundation Announces Open Call to Address Mass Incarceration For Second Consecutive Year

Sep 9, 2016
Today we announce the open call for the Artist as Activist Fellowship . We invite creative professionals who use their practice to address the intersecting issues of racial justice and mass incarceration to seek up to $100,000 in support. Deadline to apply is December 7, 2016 . 2015 was a remarkable year for Criminal Justice reform. From extensive media coverage to the passage of a national bill that limits mandatory sentences for nonviolent offenders, advocates who have worked tirelessly to end mass incarceration saw reform at the forefront of national conversation, illuminating the...
TAIYA Winners Headshots
From top left, clockwise: Blair Katherine Betik, Qiong (Voyo) Wu, Natalia Gabrielsen, Lauren Blankenship and Mekia “Machine” Denby.

Winners Announced for Student Competition "This Art is Your Art"

Jul 7, 2016
We are pleased today to announce the winners of This Art Is Your Art , an online competition that invited graduate and undergraduate students in the United States to create videos responding to works of art in the White House. The competition was hosted by the White House Historical Association, Artsy and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. A panel of eight renowned artists, educators, museum professionals and public figures judged the videos created by the students. The winners were selected on the basis of the creativity, relevancy and production value of their projects: Blair Katherine...
Chasin Mosters From Under The Bed, 2015
Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), "Chasing Monsters from Under the Bed," 2015. A performance addressing police violence and mental illness. Photo: LAPD

Ten Artists to Receive Two-Year Grants for Projects Addressing the Epidemic of Mass Incarceration in the U.S.

Jun 6, 2016
Today we announced the ten artists and artist collectives selected for the 2016 Artist as Activist Fellowship— the Foundation’s two-year grant program designed to support independent artists and artist collectives who tackle important social challenges through their creative practice. With 2.2 million people currently in U.S. prisons or jails, the growth rates of this industry combined with the disproportionate number of people of color locked up, mass incarceration is one of the most pressing issues of our time. The Rauschenberg Foundation believes that artists are key partners in addressing...
The White House Historical Association, Artsy, and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Launch “This Art is Your Art” National Student Competition

Student Competition "This Art is Your Art" Launches Today

May 5, 2016
We are excited to announce that today the White House Historical Association , Artsy , and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation launched This Art is Your Art , an online competition that invites graduate and undergraduate university students in the United States to engage with the artwork in the White House. The competition encourages students to select a particular work of art in the White House collection from a gallery on Artsy’s website, and submit a three-minute video that focuses on the historical and artistic context of the work. Five winners will be selected by a jury comprised of eight...
Fair Use Newspost
Rauschenberg at Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, 1969. Photo: Sidney B. Felsen © 1969; Rauschenberg's Collection, 1954.

Foundation Announces Pioneering Fair Use Image Policy

Feb 2, 2016
We are pleased to announce a new Fair Use policy- the first to be adopted by an artist-endowed foundation–that will make images of Rauschenberg's artwork more accessible to museums, scholars, artists, and the public. This new policy comes at an important moment for image rights, as more institutions are providing free and open access to their archives and digitized collections. Prior to 2015, the Rauschenberg Foundation, like many artist foundations and estates, safeguarded the use of images through licensing agents. Over time, the Foundation observed that the fear of violating copyright...
Glimcher OH News Post
The Anagram Series: Rauschenberg at Work, 2015. Video: color, 4 minutes 32 seconds. Courtesy Pace Gallery, New York. Original film footage shot by Film Odyssey, Inc., for the PBS documentary Robert Rauschenberg: Inventive Genius. Courtesy Film Odyssey, Inc. All rights reserved. Licensed by Pace 2015.

New Oral History Featuring Founder of Pace Gallery; Footage of Rauschenberg Working in His Studio

Dec 12, 2015
The foundation is pleased to announce that Robert Rauschenberg: Anagrams, Arcadian Retreats, Anagrams (A Pun) will remain on view at Pace Gallery, 534 West 25 th Street, New York, until January 16, 2016. The exhibition showcases three powerful late series, begun in the mid-1990s, where Rauschenberg made digital color transfers from his own photographs, often taken during his extensive world travels. The Anagrams series (1995-7) first premiered at Pace in 1996, in an exhibition organized by the gallery’s founder, Arne Glimcher. Glimcher’s reminiscences of Rauschenberg and the Anagrams...

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