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Foundation for Contemporary Arts announces the 2021 benefit exhibition
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Foundation for Contemporary Arts announces the 2021 benefit exhibition

Sonia Louise Davis Selects: Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts opens Thursday, December 9th

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Our Mission

FCA encourages, sponsors, and promotes innovative work in the arts

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Impact

Since March 2020, FCA has supported more than 3,000 artists with almost $5.6 million in grant-making through the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund and the FCA COVID-19 Bridge Fund.

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Since March 2020, FCA has supported more than 3,000 artists with almost $5.6 million in grant-making through the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund and the FCA COVID-19 Bridge Fund.

Iris Yirei Hu received a COVID-19 Fund grant when her exhibition at Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial was postponed indefinitely.

FCA: Artists for Artists
About FCA

FCA: Artists for Artists

In 1962 Jasper Johns, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, and other painters and sculptors came together to help Merce Cunningham and his dance company finance a proposed season on Broadway by arranging for a sale of their artworks. Their fund-raising efforts were so successful that there was money to spare, and when they asked Cunningham what he thought they should do with it, he replied, “We’re all in the same boat—why don’t you give it to other performing artists?” Thus in 1963 Jasper Johns and John Cage established the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts based on the belief that visual artists—painters and sculptors—were sufficiently concerned about the state of the performance arts—dance, theater, and music—enough so to donate artwork to benefit performing artists. 

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Grant Impact

"The goodness of this grant is that it comes unbidden."

— Eileen Myles, poet
2014 Grants to Artists | Poetry

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