JANUARY 12, 2015
BCA Receives $100,000 Grant From The Andy Warhol Foundation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Burlington, VT: Burlington City Arts is pleased to announce a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation. BCA will receive $100,000 over the next two years for the purpose of commissioning new art work through residency projects and exhibition at The BCA Center on Church Street. This is the second grant BCA has received from The Warhol Foundation. BCA received $75,000 in 2008 to support contemporary exhibition and documentation.
The Andy Warhol Foundation’s grant making activity is focused on serving the needs of artists by funding the institutions that support them. Grants are made for scholarly exhibitions at museums; curatorial research; visual arts programming at artist-centered organizations; artist residencies and commissions; arts writing; and efforts to promote the health, welfare and first amendment rights of artists.
“This award from the Warhol Foundation provides essential financial support, as well as recognition on a national level - recognition of our commitment to contemporary art and artists who create work that is critical and challenging,” says BCA Curator DJ Hellerman.
“The timing is perfect – right now there is such a critical need in Burlington for resources and space for artists to create work. This support from The Warhol Foundation will provide artists the room they need to dream big,” says BCA Executive Director Doreen Kraft.
The Andy Warhol Foundation Grant is an important part of Burlington City Arts, celebrating over 30 years of supporting the arts, which is dedicated to the promotion of excellence, experimentation, and education in all forms of contemporary art. For more information about gallery exhibitions, special events, classes and workshops, please call 802.865.7166 or visit BURLINGTONCITYARTS.ORG.