Foundation / Corporation
Visionary Initiatives in Art (VIA) Art Fund and Wagner Foundation
Grants of up to $40,000 USA to small and medium-size nonprofit arts organizations for general operating and specific project support. Applicants must submit a Letter of Inquiry prior to applying. Funding is intended to support visual arts organizations that promote progress and innovation; that present diverse and under-represented artistic voices; that attract and serve expanded audiences; and that cultivate new avenues of thought leadership. Proposals considered for the Fund include local art spaces focused on production and exhibition; artist residency programs; online or print discursive platforms; and curatorial or artists’ initiatives.
Core Values and Assessment Criteria
I. Artistic Production: The Foundation champions the production of new work – from creation to exhibition, documentation, and dissemination – that reflects artistic excellence and innovation.
II. Thought Leadership: The Foundation supports the work of both established and emerging voices in contemporary art that bring new knowledge and dynamic avenues of understanding to the field. The creative output of these thought leaders generates entry points for dialogue and collaboration and fosters vital intellectual exchange.
III. Public Engagement: The Foundation promotes work that penetrates social, cultural, geographic, and economic barriers to inspire and educate diverse and expanded audiences. These initiatives act as platforms for inquiry and investigation, generating meaningful collective experiences for the public.
GrantWatch ID#: 185411
Five organizations will receive support each year.
Grants of up to $40,000, which will be disbursed in equal installments of $20,000 per year.
The Incubator Grant Fund provides two-year support.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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