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Robert Rauschenberg Sorting through the photography archives at the Miami Herald
Rauschenberg at the Miami Herald, looking through photography archives for source material for Cover for Tropic, The Miami Herald (1979), published in an edition of 600,000, December 1979. Photo: Attributed to John Doman.

Archives Research Residency Open Call

Sep 9, 2018
Today we announce the open call for the second Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Residency (formerly Travel Fund), a program that provides partial support for costs related to travel and living expenses that scholars may incur in order to do research at the Rauschenberg Foundation and its Archives located in Manhattan, New York. 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 2019 Rauschenberg...
2018 Travel Grant Recipients

2018 Awards: Robert Rauschenberg Archives Research Travel Fund

Mar 3, 2018
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...
Robert Rauschenberg Sorting through the photography archives at the Miami Herald
Rauschenberg at the Miami Herald, looking through photography archives for source material for Cover for Tropic, The Miami Herald (1979), published in an edition of 600,000 in Miami, December 1979. Photo: Attributed to John Doman

Foundation Announces Open Call for New Archives Research Travel Fund

Dec 12, 2017
We are excited to announce the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives Research Travel Fund , a new opportunity for researchers and scholars interested in visiting the Rauschenberg Foundation and its Archives in New York City. The Fund will provide partial support for incurred costs related to travel expenses related to the visit. 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...
From an Instagram post by Beta-Local, "we shall overcome"
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and The Hispanic Federation Relief Effort, Announce $300,000 Grant to Beta-Local’s El Serrucho: Hurricane Maria Emergency Relief Fund

Warhol, Rauschenberg and Lin-Manuel Miranda Announce Joint Hurricane Maria Relief Grant

Oct 10, 2017
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Lin-Manuel Miranda through The Hispanic Federation Relief Effort today announced emergency grants totaling $300,000 to aid the artists and cultural workers of Puerto Rico struggling to recover from the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria. The $100,000 grants from each partner were made to El Serrucho: Hurricane Maria Emergency Fund, recently launched by the San Juan-based arts organization Beta-Local. Beta-Local has strong ties to the island’s grassroots artist community and the network of people and...
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...
Peoples Climate March
People's Climate March, 2014; Fight For $15 and a Union, 2015; Art Build for the People’s Climate Movement Day of Action, 2015. Photos: Courtesy People's Collective Arts // Colectivo de Arte Popular

Artist as Activists March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

Apr 4, 2017
In September 2014, on the eve of the UN Climate Summit , the Peoples Climate Movement organized a historic march through the streets of New York City to demand action on the global climate crisis. This march laid the groundwork for the growth of the People's Climate Movement (PCM), and helped re-boot the national climate movement. The following year, PCM focused on strengthening the movement at a local level, organizing 200 actions in forthy-eight locations to highlight the realities in those cities. On April 29, Artist as Activist fellow People’s Collective Arts will join over 50 other...
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...
Pelican Bomb 2
Installation view of a work by Fallen Fruit as part of Pelican Bomb's "Foodways" exhibition in October 2014. Photo: Pelican Bomb

Foundation Recognizes Arts Innovators Across U.S. with new SEED Grantees

Aug 8, 2016
Today, we are excited to announce the recipients of its 2016 SEED grants . Today’s announcement marks the program’s expansion to three new cities/regions: Appalachia (Eastern Kentucky, Tennessee), Houston, and Santa Fe, as well as deepened support to organizations in Detroit and New Orleans. Working with local nominators, the Foundation searches for groundbreaking, often artist-led organizations to support in order to position these innovators for long-term success—whether success means growing to a large-scale non-profit or intentionally functioning as a temporary intervention in their local...

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