Fulcrum Fund

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    1000 Tiny Mirrors, Reverence/Rage with Se Siente, Flor de Nopal, Freyr A. Marie, Beata Tsosie Pena, Dee Anaya, Autumn Gomez, Christina Castro, Alysia Kapoor, Alessandra Ogren, 2019.
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    Zeke Peña, A Nomad's Heart, digital graphic print on archival paper, 18 x 12, featured in the 2018 exhibition Migrations, organized by Candy Nartonis.
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    Cannupa Hanska Luger, Untitled, ceramic, mixed media, exhibited in Broken Boxes, curated by Ginger Dunill, 2017.
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    Lena Kassicieh, Daftar Asfar: The Collaborative Sketchbook Project, 2018-2019
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    Billy Joe Miller and collaborator Allie Hankins performing in 2017.
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    Russell Bauer demonstrating the Rotisserie Rickshaw, 2017.
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    Nizhonniya Austin performing in front of Joanna Keane Lopez's outdoor installation Resolana, 2018.
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    Work by Diego Montoya featured in Where Are You curated by Alicia Inez Guzmán, 2019.
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    Haley Greenfeather English, Installation view of Attachment Theory at Vitrine, 2018; Image courtesy of 2018 recipients Scott Daniel Williams, Jaime Tillotson & Anna Resser

Fulcrum Fund to award $60,000 in emergency relief grants, providing $1,000 to 60 local artists who have lost income as a result of cancellations due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

DEADLINE APRIL 15, 11:59PM

In response to the current coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, The Warhol Foundation has authorized its re-granting partners to re-allocate their grant programs to create and administer COVID-19 emergency relief funds in their communities. 516 ARTS is temporarily refocusing our fifth year of the Fulcrum Fund grant program in order to best serve artists during this crisis. We recognize an unprecedented need for emergency funding for those who are experiencing situations of economic instability and loss. With cancellations of events of all types, artists and creatives who depend on these opportunities to make ends meet are losing vital work and thereby income. 516 ARTS is working with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to address the crisis by providing our 2020 funding as emergency relief grants instead of project grants. We anticipate that normal project-related grants funded by the Fulcrum Fund will resume in 2021. Read the press release from the Warhol Foundation.

How can I help?
You can also give directly to the emergency fund to assist artists in need

ELIGIBILITY:

Emergency relief grants are for self-identified visual or multi-disciplinary artists (including graduate students) who are 21 years of age and older that have lost income from cancellations and closures as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Artists based within an 80-mile radius of Albuquerque (including Santa Fe, Española, Grants and Socorro) are encouraged to apply. Commercial businesses and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations are NOT eligible. For complete eligibility requirements, please see the emergency grant FAQ.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications are only accepted online via Submittable and accessible via the “Submit Now” button below. Emailed or hand-delivered submissions will not be accepted. Applicants will be asked to upload a curriculum vitae/resumé, up to 7 artwork samples, and provide a written statement that describes how the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their economic livelihood. Applications will be accepted through April 15, with release of funding shortly thereafter.


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The Fulcrum Fund is an annual grant program, now in its fifth year, created and administered by 516 ARTS as a partner in the Regional Regranting Program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Since its inception in 2016, the Fulcrum Fund has awarded a total of $230,000 to 45 local artists. The Fulcrum Fund is one of 16 re-granting programs developed and facilitated by organizations in Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Portland (OR), Portland (ME), San Francisco, St. Louis and Washington D.C. Together these programs have supported well over 1000 independent art projects in the past ten years, granting more than 4.7 million dollars.