The Terra Foundation actively supports convenings worldwide that question and broaden definitions of American art. Grant funding is available for programs that foster exchange and collaboration, such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia. We seek projects that are committed to inclusive and equitable research and creative practice; generate new scholarship and interpretive frameworks; employ critical methodologies and innovative models; and/or engage diverse partners and audiences. Programs should advance innovative and experimental research and professional practice in American art and address critical issues facing the field. We also welcome requests for convenings intended to inform projects in their early stages, which will benefit from the learning and practice that can be developed through dialogue.
This program is open to organizations within and outside of the United States. Convenings held in person and/or online are eligible for support.
For Terra Foundation consideration, convenings should engage with American and/or Native American arts, including historical and/or or contemporary art. Convenings centered on contemporary art should manifest a critical and reflective engagement with American or Native American histories, arts, and art histories.
Convening grants are typically between $10,000 and $25,000 unless an award outside this range is warranted by unusual circumstances. Up to 15% of a Terra Foundation grant may be applied to indirect costs. The Terra Foundation prefers not to be the sole outside contributor to an event.