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Meet the Artists: Rauschenberg Residency 13

Jun 6, 2015
Visit the Artists in Residence page to learn about the Residency 13 artists
Mostly About RR
Film still from Mostly About Rauschenberg (1975), an unreleased film originally produced by Michèle Arnaud and Reiner Moritz, and directed by Christine Kozlov, Rauschenberg, and Mayo Thompson.

Exploring the Archives with the New York Times

Jun 6, 2015
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is in the early stage of processing our rich collection of archival materials. After learning about this exciting project, T: The New York Times Style Magazine visited the foundation to preview this comprehensive body of previously unexplored material on Rauschenberg’s life and career. View an exclusive interactive story on some of the treasures we have uncovered thus far at nytimes.com . Look for it in print in the June 12 issue of T: The New York Times Style Magazine . To learn more about our archival collection and obtaining access to it, please visit the...
R Waters Open Studio
The Rising Waters Confab Open Studio, May 27, 2015

Rising Waters Confab: Rauschenberg Residency 12

Jun 6, 2015
The Rising Waters Confab , held at the Rauschenberg Residency (April 27–May 29, 2015), was inspired by Robert Rauschenberg’s lifelong belief in the power of collaboration and the potential for art to bring about positive social change. To address climate change, the most pressing concern of our time, the Rising Waters Confab convened an interdisciplinary group of creative thinkers, including artists, scientists, activists, educators, and island dwellers at the Rauschenberg Residency on Captiva Island, Florida. Rising Waters Confab is the first time that the residency has been dedicated to a...
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...
Earth Day Poster 1970
Earth Day, 1970

The 45th Anniversary of Earth Day Inspires a Tribute to Robert Rauschenberg’s Lifelong Commitment to Environmental Activism

Apr 4, 2015
The protection of the planet has been central to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s mission since its founding by the artist in 1990. In 1991, through the sale of an edition and poster designed by Rauschenberg, the foundation raised funds and greater awareness for the Earth Pledge that was announced at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) that same year. The foundation continues to uphold that original pledge “to make the earth a secure and hospitable home for present and future generations.” For the next thirty days, in celebration of the forty-fifth...
Residency 11 News
Photos: Sage Sohier

THE CONCLUSION OF RAUSCHENBERG RESIDENCY 11

Apr 4, 2015
During his residency, Tijuana-based artist Marcos Ramirez printed the front page of a different international newspaper each day for thirty-three days and screen-printed imagery that he had photographed around Captiva. Later, he will add text to create a personal journal that is juxtaposed against his worldview. Inspired by Rauschenberg’s legacy of printmaking and collage, Ramirez chose to integrate similar techniques into his work during the residency. Other artists in Residency 11 were also influenced by the ways in which Rauschenberg worked. David Martine and Shawne Major experimented with...
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...

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