Artist as Activist - Black and White Photo of Robert Rauschenberg

Photo: Attributed to Steve Paxton


Philanthropy in Action

Mar 8, 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 told by the first half of 2015, the Rauschenberg Foundation will have invested $650,000 in fifteen independent artists and collectives applying their creative practice to the public sphere, along with ten organizations that are exemplary pioneers in supporting artists who work this way.

You can learn more about the Artist as Activist program’s Two-Year Fellows or the Travel and Research Grantees by visiting the Grants section of our website. To read the press release click here.