Foundation for Contemporary Arts
The Foundation’s mission is to encourage, sponsor, and promote innovative work in the arts created and presented by individuals, groups, and organizations. Its artists for artists legacy continues today with unrestricted, by-nomination grants supporting pioneering work across the fields of dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and the visual arts. In addition to vital financial assistance, grantees receive the inestimable encouragement that comes with recognition from their peers. A fund is also maintained to assist artists with emergencies and unexpected opportunities related to their work. Since 1963, more than 2,500 grants to artists and arts organizations—totaling over $11 million—have provided opportunities for creative exploration and the realization of new work.