Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

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The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit[1] that “fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Graham realizes this vision through making project-based grants to individuals and organizations and producing exhibitions, events, and publications.”[2]

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Founded1956
TypeNon-profit organization
Location
Websitegrahamfoundation.org

It is located in the Madlener House in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood.[3] As of 2018, the Graham Foundation has awarded over 4,400 grants.[4]

GrantsEdit

The Graham foundation provides two types of grants to individuals: Production and Presentation Grants and Research and Development Grants.[5] Grantees are chosen based on four criteria: originality, potential for impact, feasibility, and capacity. Part of the Graham Foundation's mission includes supporting the developing careers of grantees and enabling projects that would not otherwise be possible.[6] The Graham Foundation's 11-member Board of Trustees selects the cohort of grantees each year. Current and former board members include John Ronan and Theaster Gates.[7]

Grantee projects range from interactive exhibitions and workshops to books and documentary films. Past projects include a photographic survey of Le Corbusier’s completed works and an online oral history of housing construction for homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS in New York City.[8] The Graham Foundation has supported the publication of several field-defining architecture books, Robert Venturi's Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture and Rem Koolhaas's Delirious New York among them.[9]

In July 2020, The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts reported a total of 52 awards worth $320,800.[10] Grants will fund important projects tackling and shaping the future of architecture and the developed environment.[11]

Public ProgrammingEdit

The Graham Foundation aims to foster dialogue and expand the audience around architecture and its impacts on society and culture.[12] To that end, the organization hosts galleries, an outdoor collection of architectural fragments, an archive of grantee publications, and a ballroom for lectures and events open to the public.[13] Notable architects including Rem Koolhaas, Denise Scott Brown, Robert Venturi, Buckminster Fuller, and Louis Kahn have lectured and held exhibitions there.[14]

The Graham Foundation Bookshop, also located in the Madlener house, houses grant-funded titles, international periodicals, and rare publications on architecture, urbanism, and related fields.[15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Graham Foundation For Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts". ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Graham Foundation Mission". Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Graham Foundation". Timeout Chicago. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  4. ^ AYOUBI, AYDA (14 May 2020). "The Graham Foundation Awards a Total of $534,850 in New Grants". Architect Magazine. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  5. ^ "GRAHAM FOUNDATION: GRANTS". World Art Foundations. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Graham Foundations: Grants to Organizations". Instrumentl. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  7. ^ Elbaor, Caroline. "Graham Foundation Announces Over $400,000 Architecture and Design Grants". Artnet News. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  8. ^ Rosenfield, Karissa. "Graham Foundation Awards Grants for 63 Outstanding Projects". ArchDaily. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Graham Foundation Bookstore". Art Book. Distributed Art Publishers. Retrieved 22 May 2020.
  10. ^ Pacheco, Antonio (30 July 2020). "Graham Foundation awards $320,800 to individuals "working worldwide on urgent issues"". Archinect. Retrieved 15 September 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ Baldwin, Eric (31 July 2020). "Graham Foundation Announces 2020 Individual Grants". archdaily. Retrieved 15 September 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts". Association of Architecture Organizations. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  13. ^ "At Home in Chicago: Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts". Chicago House Museums. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Graham Foundation". Water Tower Arts District. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Graham Foundation". Water Tower Arts District. Retrieved 23 May 2020.

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