The Terra Foundation supports visual arts projects that question and broaden understandings of American art and engage in transforming how the story of American art is told. We encourage projects that:
- generate knowledge and interpretive frameworks that reflect the range and complexity of American art and its histories through the diversity of artists represented, voices included, and stories told
- center artists, scholars, communities, and audiences who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color as well as narratives that have historically been excluded from accounts of American art
- commit to inclusive and equitable practices across project development and implementation in order to lead to structural change
Visual Arts Project Focus
We consider visual arts projects that focus on arts of the United States, including Native American arts. We support projects from historical to contemporary art. Projects focused on contemporary art should offer a critical and reflective engagement with histories, arts, and/or art histories associated with American contexts.
See individual program pages for additional details.