Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art are pleased to announce the award of a two-year, $200,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to support the Rocket Grants program.
The Warhol Foundation has supported Rocket Grants since Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art launched the program in 2009. This grant extends support for the program for 2016 and 2017.
“The Charlotte Street Foundation is thrilled that we have received renewed support from the Warhol Foundation,” Charlotte Street Executive Director Amy Kligman said. “The Rocket Grants provide a dynamic catalyst for unconventional art projects and partnerships and they are an important provocateur in our arts ecosystem. We’re so pleased to partner with the Spencer to continue this exciting program.”
Awards distributed through Rocket Grants support innovative, artist-driven projects outside of established arts venues.
“The Warhol Foundation’s support provides local and regional artists with vital resources that give them the impetus to take creative leaps and reimagine their practices,” Spencer Museum Director, Saralyn Reece Hardy said.
Rocket Grants Program Coordinator Julia Cole shared, “The generous and visionary funding for this program focuses first and foremost on directly supporting artists, but indirectly builds exchanges and alliances that strengthen our potential to shape cultural landscapes – ones that maintain space for the extraordinary and the alternative.”
The 2016 Rocket Grants award cycle is underway with a March 21 deadline for proposals. For more information, please visit www.rocketgrants.org.
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