Academic Events


University of Pennsylvania
$25,000
Philadelphia, PA
2022

To support “Contested Bodies: Black Women in Art and Culture,” a convening series planned by the Contested Bodies Collaborative, an intergenerational gathering of Black women artists and art historians. The series will explore the historical construction and ongoing perpetuation of various stereotypes and tropes of Black women and Black femme-identified people in American art and culture. 

New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.
$20,000
Brooklyn, NY
2022

To support “Museums Moving Forward: Equity and Accountability in Museum Workplaces,” a multi-convening program examining ways to make art museums more equitable. The convenings serve to disseminate field-wide data studies with new quantitative and qualitative research addressing key topics such as gender and racial wage gaps, promotion and retention rates, psychological safety, and a sense of belonging at work. The project results in a publicly available report with aggregate data analyses and concrete recommendations for change. 

New Bedford Whaling Museum
$25,000
New Bedford, MA
2022

To support “The Wider World and Scrimshaw,” a public symposium and scholars day to explore new research on scrimshaw traditions and adjacent global forms of carving from Oceania, the Pacific Islands, the Pacific Northwest, and the Arctic. The program also serves as a research convening for the exhibition The Wider World and Scrimshaw.

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Panamá
$25,000
Panama City, Panama
2022

To support “CHOTIN´: Curatorial Methods from the Tropics and Surroundings,” a convening of curators who specialize in Latin American and/or Latinx art and hail from across the U.S. and the Americas that will allow them to network and share experiences, especially as they relate to contemporary curatorial practice.  

Montana State University
$25,000
Bozeman, MT
2022

To support “Representations of Asian Migrants and Settlers in the Western United States, ca. 1850–1918,” a conference at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, that explores the contributions of Asian American and European American artists to representations of the Asian experience in the West.   

Field Museum
$25,000
Chicago, IL
2022

To support “Indigenizing Museum Practices: Sharing Experiences and Strategies,” a two-day convening bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous curators, artists, academics, and community members to consider Indigenous practices in museum contexts and strategies for collaboration and reciprocity, artistic practice, the confrontation of colonial legacies, and more. 

Creative Time, Inc.
$25,000
New York, NY
2022

To support the eleventh Creative Time Summit, which brings together an interdisciplinary group of artists, activists, and thought leaders to explore strategies for subverting histories and systems of property ownership in favor of redistribution, reparation, and rematriation of land and resources.  

Chinatown Media and Arts Collaborative
$22,130
San Francisco, CA
2022

To support “Exploring the Golden Age of Chinatown: A Hidden History of Photography, Film, and Performance, 1920–1950,” a convening that will enable participants to refine the nascent organization’s goals of contextualizing the historic cultural contributions of Asian Americans in San Francisco and to plan for future programming.  

California College of the Arts
$25,000
San Francisco, CA
2022

To support “The Materiality of Resistance,” a symposium that convenes writers, artists, designers, and archivists to examine how the materiality of making has served as a tool to imagine, promote, and enact resistance and sociocultural change in American art and culture.