The Fulcrum Fund is an annual grant program, now in its fourth year, created and administered by 516 ARTS as a partner in the Regional Regranting Program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Since its inception in 2016, the Fulcrum Fund has awarded a total of $230,000 to 45 local artists.
This award provides direct grants to artists in amounts of $2,000 to $10,000 totaling $60,000 in support of the development and presentation of artist-led projects and programs that generate meaningful shared experiences and inspire curiosity, engagement and dialogue. This opportunity serves as an essential support structure to enable artists to expand existing work and pivot in new directions and is intended to be a springboard for artistic processes that are experimental and forward thinking, while celebrating projects that may not fit into the traditional museum and gallery systems. Eligible artists and collectives whose work centers around visual arts and who are based within an 80-mile radius of Albuquerque are welcome to apply.
Examples of funded projects are new exhibitions or exhibition series, the ongoing work of an experimental arts venue or collective, public art projects, one-time events and performances, publications directly related to the visual arts, online projects, artist residencies and film festivals.
The Fulcrum Fund is one of 14 re-granting programs developed and facilitated by organizations in Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Portland (OR), Portland (ME) and San Francisco. Together these programs have supported well over 800 independent art projects in the past ten years, granting more than 3.4 million dollars.
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