Art Papers is among the newly announced recipients of grants from the New York-based Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Awarded in the magazine’s 40th-anniversary year, the $100,000 grant from grant will go to support the print magazine, the Art Papers Live public talk series, Art Papers Learn, an artist project commission series, and an exhibitions program.
In a press statement, Art Papers executive director Saskia Benjamin says: “We are thrilled to once again be recognized … for the quality of our programming, our support of artists, and the importance of our unique and off-center perspective on the world of contemporary art and culture. This grant enables us to pursue some big, exciting projects over the next two years, by ensuring that our core programs will not only continue un-interrupted, but will also increase in depth and breadth, bringing more programming to more people,”
Editor and artistic director Victoria Camblin says: “ART PAPERS’ programming for 2016 reflects both our heritage as an integral part of the Atlanta creative community, and our commitment to showing how these locally inspired conversations can contribute to national and global dialogues.”
Other awardees in the South are:
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta: $75,000 to support an upcoming Al Taylor exhibition.
The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida, Gainesville: $88,000 for the exhibition “Aftermath: The Fallout of War — America & the Middle East.”
Elsewhere in Greensboro, North Carolina: $120,000 for its residency program.
1708 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia: $60,000 in exhibition program support.
The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft: $100,000 in exhibition program support.
The Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans: $50,000 for an Adam Pendleton exhibition.
May Gallery in New Orleans: $60,000 in program support.
The Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University in New Orleans: $120,000 in exhibition program support.