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Toward a Common Field: Funding Regional and National Networks

Monday, October 19, 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Tiffany Room, Main Galeria

Organized and presented by Rachel Bers, Program Director, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and James Bewley, Senior Program Officer, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Many artists today organize collaborative public projects as part of their creative practice without the need, or desire, to incorporate as nonprofits. The Warhol Foundation’s Regional Re-granting Program was designed to respond to the ephemeral, provisional, experimental, and opportunity-driven ways artists work together and within communities, and to validate the importance of this work. Presenters will discuss some of the projects that the program has funded, present the findings of a recent evaluation, and describe the plans for the future of the program. The session will also touch on the foundation’s support of a newly-formed national network of artist-run spaces, Common Field, whose membership includes both 501(c)(3), unincorporated arts organizations and individual artists.