The Joan Mitchell Foundation celebrates the life of abstract artist Joan Mitchell by expanding awareness of her pioneering work and fulfilling her wish to support and provide opportunities for visual artists. Through grants, residencies, and related initiatives, the Foundation advances the work of today’s artists and amplifies their essential contributions to communities around the world.
Complementing the Joan Mitchell Foundation's grant programs, the Joan Mitchell Center was developed to host artist residencies, providing working and living space on a two-acre campus in the historic and culturally diverse city of New Orleans.
In addition to the Artist-in-Residence Program, which welcomes local, national, and international artists, the Center produces public programming for the broader community of New Orleans, and serves as an incubator, conduit, and resource for partnerships in the arts.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation is both a model for how resources can be offered to artists, and an advocate for the value of artists. The impact the Foundation seeks to have is to help to create a world in which the following conditions exist:
• Artists are valued and thriving
• The visual artists who are recognized in contemporary culture reflect and represent the diverse world in which we live
• A comprehensible and comprehensive set of systems provide resources for artists’ lives and careers
The Joan Mitchell Foundation is:
• Diverse in demographics and perspectives
The Joan Mitchell Foundation celebrates the life of abstract artist Joan Mitchell by expanding awareness of her pioneering work and fulfilling her wish to support and provide opportunities for visual artists. Through grants…