Dia Art Foundation Workers Seek a Union

Approximately 135 part-time and full-time workers at the Dia Art Foundation petitioned to unionize with Local 2110 UAW on Friday, July 15. Their organizing efforts are the latest in a wave that has swept cultural institutions across the nation, with recent labor developments at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Fine … Read more

Ruth Foundation for the Arts Looks to Shake Up Arts Philanthropy – ARTnews.com

A newly established organization based in Milwaukee will dole out some $17 million in grants annually, putting it on the same as leading philanthropic enterprises like the Warhol Foundation. For its inaugural round of grants, the Ruth Foundation for the Arts, which has been established through a $440 million endowment from the late Ruth DeYoung … Read more

Warhol Foundation Grants $3.9 Million to 50 US Arts Organizations

The Warhol Foundation has announced the recipients of its latest round of grants, which total $3.9 million and will be distributed to 50 arts organizations across 18 states and the District of Columbia. Among the grantees, 19 are first-time recipients of a grant from the foundation. In recognition of the pandemic’s enduring, destabilizing effects on … Read more

Sharjah Art Foundation Presents Khalil Rabah’s Wry Palestinian Museum – ARTnews.com

If, in the Anthropocene, a few parts of this planet remain unaffected by human activity, then perhaps it follows that in nature we might find ample evidence of historic events and insights into humanity. We might, for instance, study trees and seas through an anthropological lens. Artist-researchers, with their proclivity for disciplinary promiscuity, have conducted … Read more

Andy Warhol Foundation Commits $350,000 to Ukrainian Relief Funds – ARTnews.com

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has committed $350.00 to several arts organizations at the center of the fight for Ukraine’s cultural life, amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of the country. The emergency funds will aid responses to both immediate concerns, like providing refuge to at-risk artists and safeguarding Ukrainian art, and more existential … Read more

Mellon Foundation Funds $8M Initiative to Support Puerto Rican Artists

Maniobra, a new $8 million artist employment program sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and the Centro de Economía Creativa (CEC), will support 37 Puerto Rican artists by supplying them with a salary, training, and benefits. The three-year initiative will provide a $20,000 yearly budget to 25 arts organizations in 12 municipalities across Puerto Rico while … Read more

Mellon Foundation Announces Artist Employment Program in Puerto Rico – ARTnews.com

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

“Assembly Required” at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation Invites You to Act – ARTnews.com

A WORK TO BE STEPPED ON, announces an index card placed on the floor of the gallery. The label is positioned next to a scrap of canvas, inviting visitors to traverse the tattered fabric. Yoko Ono’s Painting to be Stepped On (1960/61) is one of many works in the Pulitzer Arts Foundation exhibition “Assembly Required” … Read more

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Commits $2.5 M. to Ukrainian Artists – ARTnews.com

Since the beginning of Russia’s war on Ukraine in February, more than 5 million people have been displaced within the battered country and at least 3 million people have emigrated to escape the violence, according to the United Nations. Global art organizations have stepped up with initiatives to support cultural workers and students affected by … Read more

Collector Keith Rivers Organizes Exhibition at Flag Art Foundation – ARTnews.com

Right now, as soon as the elevator doors open onto the Flag Art Foundation’s ninth-floor space in the Chelsea Arts Tower, you’re confronted with what at first seems like an unusual pairing: a 2019 hard-edged abstraction in green, blue, and orange by Carmen Herrera next to an undated wall-hung sculpture by Sonia Gomes. The two … Read more