National Portrait Gallery Announces Director’s Essay Prize Winner for 2022

Posted inSponsored This year’s winner, Dr. Tiffany E. Barber, will present a paper related to her award-winning essay in Washington, DC, on Friday, September 9. Dr. Tiffany E. Barber, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Art History at the University of Delaware (photo by Jawara King) Founded in 2019, the Director’s Essay Prize fosters leading … Read more

Pace Gallery Announces Major Partnership with NFT Platform ArtBlocks –

The crypto slump isn’t slowing down Pace’s Web3 ambitions. The blue-chip gallery announced a partnership with leading generative art NFT platform Art Blocks on Tuesday in an effort that promises to give each organization access to each other’s very different collector bases. “Our priority is to connect our artists to new collecting communities, and this … Read more

MOZAIK Philanthropy Announces Open Call for Digital Art

Posted inSponsored All US-based artists, including those who work with NFTs, are welcome to submit to the 2022 Future Art Awards. 25 winners will each receive between $2,500 and $5,000. Artist: Erinn Sullivan (© 2022 MOZAIK Philanthropy) MOZAIK Philanthropy’s 4th Annual Future Art Awards: The Digital Awakening It is an arts-based exploration and interrogation of … Read more

Mellon Foundation Announces Artist Employment Program in Puerto Rico –

The Mellon Foundation in New York has partnered with the Centro de Economía Creativa in San Juan to establish Maniobra, a three-year, $8 million cultural employment initiative that aims to “facilitate stable employment opportunities for artists while strengthening the administrative bandwidth of community-based cultural organizations across Puerto Rico,” according to a release. Maniobra will provide … Read more

Qatar Announces Plans for Three New Museums in Doha –

The Gulf nation of Qatar is ramping up its investment in the arts with plans to build three more museums in Doha, including the new Lusail museum which intends to house “the world’s most extensive collection of Orientalist paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, rare texts , and applied arts.” The plans were announced on March 27 … Read more

Art Basel Names French Fair ‘Paris+,’ Announces Leadership Team –

After snagging the Grand Palais from Paris’s top modern and contemporary art fair, FIAC, Art Basel has announced the name and leadership for its competing event, whose first edition is set to open in October. Meet “Paris+, par Art Basel” (or Paris+, by Art Basel). Its name “celebrates the city’s premier standing as a cultural … Read more

France announces €1m fund for Ukrainian and dissident Russian artists

The French government has announced a relief fund of €1m for fleeing Ukrainian artists and cultural workers in an initiative that will also apply to dissident Russian artists. A statement from the culture ministry said that, under the scheme, artists and arts professionals and their families will be eligible for residencies for a period of … Read more

Smithsonian Announces Landmark Decision to Repatriate Benin Bronzes

Edo artist/Benin kingdom court style, bracelet, 17th-18th century, copper alloy, gilt traces. Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Collection of Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (all images courtesy the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art) The Smithsonian Institution announced yesterday its decision to repatriate the majority of … Read more

TEFAF Announces Exhibitors for 2022 New York Edition in May –

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) has announced the 91 exhibitors that will take part in its upcoming New York edition, scheduled to run at the Park Avenue Armory May 6–10, with a VIP preview day on May 5. This will be the fair’s first New York iteration since 2019, as TEFAF had been forced … Read more