Grants & Fellowships

The Terra Foundation supports organizations and individuals locally and globally to expand narratives of American art through its grant program, collection, and initiatives.

Image: View of the exhibition Women in Abstraction, featuring works by Ruth Asawa, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Gallery 1, Level 6. 5 May -23 August 2021 © Centre Pompidou, Audrey Laurans

Grantmaking Priorities

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.

Contact Us

We welcome opportunities to collaborate with organizations worldwide to generate projects that support expansive narratives of American art. If you are seeking support for projects addressing categories not listed here, please contact us at [email protected].