VIA Art Fund: Artistic Production SupportDeadline: October 26, 2018
VIA Art Fund is a nonprofit grantmaking organization and new model of philanthropy that supports (V)isionary (I)nitiatives in (A)rt. As a national coalition of donors, VIA funds international artists, nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions, art production platforms, and contemporary art biennials or festivals for the production, exhibition, public dissemination, and institutional acquisition of ambitious and pioneering art projects and initiatives with far-reaching impact. VIA Art Fund focuses its grantmaking on projects in the field of contemporary art that are mounted beyond traditional exhibition environments and take place outside the museum or gallery walls.
Amount: Artistic Production grants range from $25,000 to $100,000. VIA awards grants in the $25,000 to $50,000 range for production requests solely for exhibition purposes, and $50,000 to $100,000 in the case the work is a permanent or quasi-permanent installation or can be gifted to a U.S. public collection.
Eligibility: VIA accepts applications from U.S.-based and international artists, curators, nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions, art production platforms, biennials, and/or festivals. VIA does not fund museum or gallery exhibitions – support is geared toward high-impact projects in nontraditional exhibition venues and those mounted in the public realm.