Administered by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Regranting Program, the Precipice Fund awards grants to unincorporated visual art collectives, alternative spaces, and collaborative projects. Recognizing the barriers to funding faced by independent art initiatives, the Precipice Fund seeks to support new and existing projects emblematic of the region’s independent, on-the-ground art scene.
The funding source encourages applications from first-time grant writers, artists from underrepresented communities, and projects that reflect the region’s diversity of cultures, aesthetics, and creative practices.
Precipice Fund awards grants to visual art projects. Interdisciplinary projects in performance or other media are only eligible if visual art is clearly central to the project, and/or the project engages visual art discourse or reflects an expanded definition of visual art practice. Film projects may be eligible in their creation phase (not for post-production or distribution), and only if they clearly demonstrate a connection to visual art practices and communities. Projects in sound art are generally eligible if it is clear the project is situated within an expanded visual art context. The funding source is open to innovation, experimentation, and risk-taking in the field and support diverse approaches to visual art making.
The Precipice Fund prioritizes projects that:
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