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Detail of poster for CORE (Congress of Racial Equality), 1965

CREATIVE INTERVENTIONS TO MASS INCARCERATION

Sep 9, 2015
In the era of colorblindness…[r]ather than rely on race, we use our criminal justice system to label people of color as “criminals” and then engage in all the practices we supposedly left behind. Today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans. Once you’re labeled a felon, the old forms of discrimination—employment discrimination, housing discrimination, denial of the right to vote, denial of educational opportunity, denial of food stamps and other public benefits, and exclusion from jury...
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artists-in-Residence 2015-2016
Photo: Sage Sohier

Rauschenberg Foundation Announces 2015-16 Residents

Aug 8, 2015
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (RRF) is pleased to announce the third season of the Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida. Interdisciplinary in its focus, the Rauschenberg Residency is based on Rauschenberg's formative experience at Black Mountain College, North Carolina, and his belief that art can affect positive social change. Sited on the grounds of Rauschenberg's former home and studio on Captiva Island, the Residency maintains a robust commitment to the preservation of the land—its history and the stewardship of the natural environment. Each year the foundation appoints an...
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Meet the Artists: Rauschenberg Residency 14

Jul 7, 2015
Visit the Artists in Residence page to learn about the Residency 14 artists.
Rauschenberg Foundation Residents

Meet the Artists: Rauschenberg Residency 13

Jun 6, 2015
Visit the Artists in Residence page to learn about the Residency 13 artists
Man works on Climate Change Billboard
Fort Myers, Florida, 1980 (detail)

Philanthropy in Action

May 5, 2015
After a highly competitive process, in which nearly 500 organizations applied to the foundation’s call for proposals, nine organizations have been identified to receive support through the Climate Change Solutions Fund . Grant amounts range from $50,000 to $100,000 over two years for projects taking place in four countries: Micronesia, Peru, the United States, and Zambia. From native seed collection and documenting the stories of Arizona farmers to developing a primer for artist-driven climate activism worldwide, the nine grantees represent a diverse collection of strategies for addressing...
Rising Waters Headshots

Meet the Artists: Residency 12 - Rising Waters Confab

Apr 4, 2015
Visit the Artists in Residence page to learn about Residency 12 and Rising Waters Confab .
Artist as Activist - Black and White Photo of Robert Rauschenberg
Photo: Attributed to Steve Paxton

Philanthropy in Action

Mar 3, 2015
After a highly competitive process, in which more than 600 artists applied to the foundation’s call for proposals, the inaugural cohort of Artist as Activist Fellows, as well as Travel and Research Grantees, has been selected. Four artists and two artist collectives will receive direct grants ranging from $30,000 to $100,000 over two years, along with access to opportunities for professional development. Additionally, nine other socially engaged artists will receive grants ranging from $2,500 to $8,500 to pursue opportunities for travel and/or research related to their activist practice. All...
Children Working on Art Project
Renaissance Club begins planning a new project. Photo: Joe Rubino

Philanthropy in Action

Jan 1, 2015
The Lab School of Washington, with support from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, presents The Power of Art Conference, April 16–18, 2015: This is Your Brain on Arts. In its twenty-first year, the conference includes a town hall with national voices in the arts, a day of workshops led by teaching artists at The Lab School, a fully arts-based school for students with learning differences, and workshops at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Participants will learn how to advocate for the arts, integrate the arts into core courses, and incorporate new practices into their teaching...

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