All Grants


The University of Edinburgh
$45,000
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2022

To support Hot Art, Cold War: East Central Europe Workshops on American Art, to be held in Poznań, Bucharest, and Dresden. These workshops expand on research undertaken for the Terra Foundationfunded anthology Hot Art, Cold War: Southern and Eastern European Writings on American Art, 1945–1990 (Routledge, 2020). Organized by the University of Edinburgh, the thematically related workshops stimulate further debate and research on artistic relations between East Central Europe and the US in the context of the Cold War. 

University of Copenhagen
$25,000
Copenhagen, Denmark
2022

To support a two-day conference that highlights the groundbreaking practices of the Light and Space movement, connecting past and present generations of artists. The event will be recorded and be made available on Copenhagen Contemporary’s website. 

Hellenic American University
$25,000
Nashua, NH
2022

To support Terra (in) cognita: Dialogues between Greek Culture and Modern American Art, a four-day conference to be held at the Athens Campus of Hellenic American University. The event explores the wide spectrum of associations between modern American art, with a focus on Abstract Expressionism, and iconic aspects of Greek culture. An English- and Greek-language book will be published following the conference. 

University of Miami
$25,000
Coral Gables, FL
2022

To support “Geoffrey Holder: Prismatic Blackness, A Writers’ Workshop,” a two-day event organized by the Center for Black Global Studies, which convenes scholars, archivists, writers, and editors to support the development of an integrated web-based archive and academic publication dedicated to the work of Geoffrey Holder. 

Yale University
$25,000
New Haven, CT
2022

To support “Surrogates: Embodied Histories of Sculpture in the Short 20th Century,” a three-day symposiumorganized in collaboration with University of Graz and Museum Brandhorstexploring how modern sculpture became the locus for impassioned debates about the human, investigating the intersection of corporality, subjectivity, and ideology across four revisionist histories: postcolonial, feminist, queer, and antiracist. The symposium will be shared via a website, livestreaming, and possibly an edited volume. 

Archives of American Art
$24,000
Washington, DC
2022

To support a computer art study day at the Archives, which focuses on the first decades when artists began to incorporate emerging computer technologies into their practices. The study day explores how to collect, preserve, and make available key archival collections documenting the medium’s history. Interviews with attendees after the event will be posted online. 

Chicago Humanities Festival
$30,000
Chicago, Illinois
2022

To support two Terra Foundation programs on American Art to take place during the fall 2022 and/or spring 2023 program seasons of the Chicago Humanities Festival, a multi-week event hosted at venues throughout the city featuring nationally and internationally recognized artists, scholars, writers, and other influential cultural thinkers.

Crocker Art Museum
$25,000
Sacramento, California
2022

To support the convening series “Indigenous Voices in Film,” which benchmark, explore, and document the history of artmaking practices of Indigenous peoples in the surrounding Sacramento and Northern California region through the intersection of film, video art, and media arts.

FRONT Exhibition Company
$25,000
Cleveland, Ohio
2022

To support the two-day symposium “Recentered Periphery: An Inclusive Future of Art History” in September 2022, organized in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University and Assembly for the Arts. The symposium provides the opportunity for a conversation on the past, present, and future of racial equity within museums and arts institutions, exploring inclusive and equitable practices and critical methodologies suitable for adoption by organizations and communities. A digital archive, academic papers, and essays will accompany the symposium.

Heard Museum
$25,000
Phoenix, Arizona
2022

To support the symposium “Remembering the Future” in fall 2022 at the Heard Museum. The symposium includes approximately twenty Native American and First Nations artists, scholars, and thought leaders who address current issues in the field and will document the ongoing evolution of artistic developments and the progression of ideas and creative expression through moderated panel discussions and keynote presentations.