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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...
Caryatid Cavalcade I / ROCI CHILE, 1985
Caryatid Cavalcade I / ROCI CHILE, 1985

Winner of the Inaugural Robert Rauschenberg Emerging Curator Competition is Announced

Dec 12, 2014
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, in partnership with Artsy is pleased to announce that Nicole Bray, a student at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, has won the inaugural Robert Rauschenberg Emerging Curator Competition. With support from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Bray will receive a fellowship to mount a Rauschenberg exhibition in New York. Bray’s winning proposal was inspired by the Rauschenberg Overseas Cultural Interchange (ROCI) project, which she argues remains as relevant today as when Rauschenberg first conceived of it in 1984. Click here to learn more about ROCI. Read full...
SEED Summit Captiva
SEED Summit 2014

Philanthropy in Action

Dec 12, 2014
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Hosts Grantees on Its Captiva Campus Eighty-five nonprofit professionals from across the country join together at historic island residence Beginning November 3, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation used its Captiva Campus to host eighty-five artists, entrepreneurs, community organizers, and social innovators from across the United States, and who have received support through the foundation’s SEED Grant program. The inaugural SEED Summit, which is intended to become an annual event at Captiva, brought these arts professionals together for a one week meeting to...
Rauschenberg Desk
Photo: © The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Courtesy Art + Commerce

Foundation Appoints Senior Archivist

Nov 11, 2014
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Francine Snyder as the Foundation’s first Senior Archivist. This inaugural position builds upon the newly launched website to make Rauschenberg's archives accessible to students, scholars, and the public. Snyder will be integral in providing materials for the future Rauschenberg catalogue raisonné. In addition, she will be responsible for establishing educational partnerships globally, identifying future grants for archival scholarship, and collaborating with other artists’ archives. Previously, Snyder was the Director of the Library and Archives...
Rauschenberg and Friend in Gallery
Photo: Gianfranco Gorgoni

Robert Rauschenberg Emerging Curator: VOTE NOW

Nov 11, 2014
VOTE NOW for your favorite exhibition proposal! Follow @Artsy on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Google+ and like/share/comment on posts to vote. You can also share your favorite proposal on social media with #EmergingCurator . Finalists' posts are now featured on artsy.net/emergingcurator . The Finalists Paisid Aramphongphan, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Nicole Bray, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York Grant Johnson, University of Southern California, Los Angeles Nefertari Juarez Aguilar, Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm, Mexico Cit y In collaboration with curators from the...
Robert Rauschenberg Map Print
Photo: © The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Courtesy Art + Commerce

Philanthropy in Action

Nov 11, 2014
New Grant Program, Calls for Proposals Addressing Climate Change The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announced today the creation of the Climate Change Solutions Fund to support cross-disciplinary responses to global warming, issuing an open call for grant proposals from organizations whose work matches the Fund’s objectives. The Climate Change Solutions Fund pushes back against the “doom and gloom” narrative that emphasizes impending disaster or frames the scale of the problem as insurmountable. Instead the new grant program seeks projects that facilitate new, sustainable ways of being and...
Meet the Artists - Residency
Photos: Sage Sohier

Meet the Artists: Rauschenberg Residency 9

Nov 11, 2014
On November 17, 2014, Rauschenberg Residency 9 begins. Ten artists, including musicians, visual artists, and writers from across the United States and Canada will arrive to work, share meals, play, commune, and collaborate at the residency that provides them with the time, space, and resources to explore new possibilities. “I may be asking volunteers to help me collect drift items from local beaches,” explained Douglas Coupland. A writer who has published fourteen novels and several nonfiction works, Doug is also a visual artist. It will be his visual practice that he intends to focus on...

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