Fulcrum Fund

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    Tyler Green
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    fronteristxs, mockup for Ni de aquí ni de allá
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    Manuel Alejandro Rodríguez-Delgado, Jibaro
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    Dust Wave, Santa Elena Canyon, in the International Dark Sky Reserve on the U.S.-Mexico border. Courtesy of Jay Renteria.
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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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    Lena Kassicieh, Daftar Asfar: The Collaborative Sketchbook Project, 2018-2019
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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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    Haley Greenfeather English, Installation view of Attachment Theory at Vitrine, 2018; Image courtesy of 2018 recipients Scott Daniel Williams, Jaime Tillotson & Anna Resser
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    Jonathan Hartshorn, night view of Calendar Gazebo and Jonny Campolo's exhibition, The Big Orange 2019-2020
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    Nuttaphol Ma, “.. with Liberty and Justice for All” 2019-2020
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    Cannupa Hanska Luger, “The One Who Checks & The One Who Balances” site-specific land acknowledgement, Taos, NM for Jade Begay’s “Cosmo Vision” photo by Dylan McLaughlin
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    Karl Orozco for Risolana, artist book printed by Albuquerque Academy student Nick Mohoric for Karl Orozco’s AP Studio Art class, November 2021.
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    Akilah Martinez, DigiNewMex Mock-Up Photo, 2021

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2024 ROUND OF FULCRUM FUND GRANTS

The call for applications will close at 11:59pm MST on December 20, 2023. Be sure to read the Fulcrum Fund FAQ, and contact us if you have questions.

In-Person Info Session:
Saturday, November 11, 11am–1pm
516 ARTS, 516 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque
Please register here.

Online Info Sessions:
Wednesday, November 29, 2–4pm
Please register here
Friday, December 15, 3–5pm
Please register here

       

          APPLY TO THE FULCRUM FUND

 

ABOUT THE FULCRUM FUND

The Fulcrum Fund provides grants to artists and artist collectives of $2,000 to $10,000 totaling $60,000. It is an annual grant program 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 $735,600 to 324 artists, artspaces and organizations statewide and is one of 34 re-granting programs developed and facilitated by organizations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. View the past recipients here. View the Fulcrum Fund Catalog (2016-2017) here

 

ABOUT THE REGIONAL REGRANTING PROGRAM

The Regional Regranting Program was established in 2007 to recognize and support the movement of independently organized, public-facing, artist-centered activity that animates local and regional art scenes but that lies beyond the reach of traditional funding sources. The program is administered by non-profit visual art centers across the United States that work in partnership with the Foundation to fund artists’ experimental projects and collaborative undertakings.

Since its inception, the Regional Regranting Program has grown steadily, adding new cities and regions to its national network each year. When COVID-19 hit in 2020 the Foundation doubled the number of regranting partners in its network in order to provide emergency funds to more artists in more regions. The now 34 Regional Regranting Partners are as follows: Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo,  Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Knoxville, Lakota Communities/Western South Dakota, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Mobile, Nashville, New Orleans, Newark, Oklahoma City, Omaha,  Philadelphia, Portland (OR), Portland (ME), Providence (RI), Raleigh (NC), San Francisco, San Juan, (PR), Seattle, St. Louis, Tucson, and Washington D.C. Together these programs have supported well over 1,000 independent art projects in the past ten years, granting more than 4.7 million dollars.
 

2024 JURORS

Rachel Allen, a member of the Nez Perce Tribe (Nimiipuu), is a curator and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Delaware.  As a curator, Allen has worked with several museums, including the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, WA; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Portland Museum of Art in Maine.  Before pursuing a Ph.D., Allen was an Assistant Curator at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) where she started as a curatorial fellow. Allen earned her M.F.A. and M.A. from Michigan State University, and her B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Carlo McCormick is a critic and curator based in New York City. He was Senior Editor at Paper Magazine for over thirty years and has contributed to numerous art periodicals including Artforum, Art in America and Art News. His texts have appeared in over a hundred books and a dozen languages. He has curated exhibitions at museums across America, Europe and Asia, lectured worldwide, appeared in numerous documentaries and taught at various institutions including the San Francisco Art Institute, Sotheby's Institute and Yale University.

Nancy Rivera is an artist, curator, and arts administrator. In her current role as the Director of Planning & Program at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, she oversees the museum’s programmatic initiatives, including exhibition planning in support of the institution’s mission and core values. Rivera recently served as the Visual Arts Coordinator for the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. She is an alumna of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Leadership Institute and has served as a juror, panelist, and board member for institutions such as Brigham Young University, Sundance Film Festival, and the Salt Lake Arts Council