Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Artadia Awardees 2006 Exhibition at DiverseWorks
Artadia at DiverseWorks…Reprised
Curated by Diane Barber, Visual Arts Curator at DiverseWorks
March 9 – April 28, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, March 9th from 6 -8 pm
DiverseWorks, Main Gallery
1117 East Freeway
Houston, TX 77002
A full-color publication with reproductions of each Houston 2006 Artadia Awardee’s work and biographical information will be available this spring in conjunction with the exhibition at DiverseWorks. The publication includes an essay by DiverseWorks Co-Executive Director and Visual Arts Curator, Diane Barber.
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About Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue
Artadia was originally founded in 1997as the 501(c)(3) nonprofit called The ArtCouncil, by investment banker and art collector Christopher E. Vroom as a response to the demise of the National Endowment for the Arts’ artist fellowships. The first awards were given in San Francisco, where Vroom was living at the time. Chicago was added as a program city in 2001. In 2003, Artadia added Houston to its roster, and Artadia launched a Boston program in 2007. Once Artadia commits to a community, it returns every other year to run its awards programs and, on the off years, it co-sponsors a public program with a local institution. Started as an individual’s philanthropy, Artadia is now expanding its base of support by recruiting art patrons from across the United States to join its giving circle and board of directors which provides governance and covers administrative costs. Artadia has been based in New York City since late 2002.
Artadia Awards are determined through a jury process that employs nationally prominent curators, artists, and critics. Artadia partners with local foundations and individuals in the host cities from to raise funds that go directly to artists in that community. Artadia matches those contributions by providing the funds that administer the program. Once an artist receives an Artadia Award, he or she becomes part of a national network of support forever. Since its founding, Artadia has awarded over $2.0 million to more than 200 artists in its participating cities.
Over the next year, Artadia will also present events and programming in New York, Atlanta, and Miami. Upcoming programs are intended to not only demonstrate the tremendous creativity in partner communities, but also facilitate exchange and dialogue nationwide.
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