516 ARTS announces the recipients of a fourth round of COVID-relief grants from the Fulcrum Fund, a partner in the ongoing Regional Regranting Program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and with continued major support from the Frederick Hammersley Foundation. Round #4 is providing 40 New Mexico-based visual artists with emergency relief grants of $1,000 and 5 artspaces/organizations with $5,000, totaling $65,000. From 213 submissions spanning 20 cities and towns across New Mexico, a panel of three arts professionals selected artists, alternative artspaces and organizations hardest-hit by the pandemic. The funds are intended for essentials like groceries, rent, childcare, and medicine. 85% of the awards are going to artists identifying as people of color and Native American, Alaskan Native, or First Nations. Since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, the Fulcrum Fund has dispersed $312,000 to 255 individual artists, alternative artspaces and organizations throughout New Mexico.
Recipients of individual grants: Kristin Diener, Michael Gallarda, Saige LaFountain, Rosemary Lonewolf, Deborah Lujan, Beatrice Maestas-Sandoval, Collette Marie, Kalob Martinez, Sabra Moore, Joerael Numina, Michelle Paisano, Jason Parrish, Adrian Pinnecoose, Gwen Samuels, Joseph Schwebach, Victoria Tafoya and 24 others that chose to remain anonymous.
Recipients of artspace/organization grants: Crossroads Art & Ecology Lab, (Anthony), Peñasco Theatre Collective, (Peñasco), Exhibit/208 (Albuquerque) and 3 others who chose to remain anonymous.
The selection panel for Round #4 includes Agnes Chavez, artist and educator, Taos; Andrea R. Hanley, Chief Curator Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe; Arif Khan, Director of the University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque.
The Regional Regranting Program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts aims to support vibrant, under-the-radar artistic activity by partnering with leading cultural institutions in communities across the country. Before the pandemic, these programs supported well over 1000 independent art projects over a period of ten years, granting more than $4.7 million to independent artists for their art projects. In response to the pandemic, the Warhol Foundation doubled the program from 16 to 32 regranting partners nationwide. This year the 32 grant programs have awarded over $1.9 million of Warhol funds directly to artists impacted by Covid-19, and the partners have leveraged over $1 million in additional relief funding to expand the support in communities across the country.
The Frederick Hammersley Foundation is dedicated to furthering Frederick Hammersley’s artistic legacy through charitable activities that benefit the public, as well as to promoting the value of art in the life of the community.
The Fulcrum Fund 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 $552,000 to 300 artists, artspaces and organizations statewide and is one of 32 re-granting programs developed and facilitated by organizations in .
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. The 32 regranting programs provide grants of up to $10,000 for the creation and presentation of new work. Mobile, Birmingham & York (AL), Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Newark, New Orleans, Oklahoma, Omaha, Phoenix & Tucson, Philadelphia, Portland (OR), Portland (ME), Providence (RI), Raleigh & Greensboro (NC), San Francisco, San Juan, (PR), Seattle, 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