a letter from marilyn minter
Dear fellow art lovers,
I’ve had the privilege of serving on the Artadia Board of Directors since 2008 and I hope you will join me in supporting Artadia’s programs for artists. Through its awards, artist residencies, national exhibition exchange, and publication program, Artadia is helping to change the conversation about why art is important, and supporting artists is key to our common goals.
I know firsthand the enormous benefits artists receive from the type of critical validation and unrestricted support that Artadia offers. I have been the recipient of many grants throughout my career—including the Guggenheim—and they all have been career lifesavers!
Artadia is unique because the program focuses on relationships and cultivating careers long after the awards funds are spent by our awardees. However, there are enormous challenges to doing this work and Artadia depends on you as an integral link in our ecosystem. You are part of a vital and vibrant national network of support that creates opportunities for artists who are seeking recognition and merit-based support. Artists use the funds to buy materials, to pay the rent, and to build a studio of their own.
The availability of unrestricted awards for US visual artists has been declining for more than a decade—the same time period that Artadia has flourished. Since 1999, your support has facilitated the distribution of more than $2.5 million to 240 visual artists around the US through Artadia. Your Annual Fund contribution will directly support rising stars and artists you may have not heard of yet, but will know well in the years to come.
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