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2022 Grants to Artists and John Cage Awards
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2022 Grants to Artists and John Cage Awards

Foundation for Contemporary Arts announces the 2022 Grants to Artists and John Cage Awards

Marguerite Angelica Monique Hemmings. Performance still from we free solo, at Gibney Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, New York, 2015. Photo by Scott Shaw, courtesy of Gibney.

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Marguerite Angelica Monique Hemmings. Performance still from we free solo, at Gibney Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, New York, 2015. Photo by Scott Shaw, courtesy of Gibney.

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2022 Grants to Artists and John Cage Awards
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2022 Grants to Artists and John Cage Awards

Foundation for Contemporary Arts announces the 2022 Grants to Artists and John Cage Awards

Autumn Knight. Performance still from M _ _ _ ER, at Abrons Arts Center, New York, 2021. Photo by Maria Baranova.

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Autumn Knight. Performance still from M _ _ _ ER, at Abrons Arts Center, New York, 2021. Photo by Maria Baranova.

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2022 Grants to Artists and John Cage Awards
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2022 Grants to Artists and John Cage Awards

Foundation for Contemporary Arts announces the 2022 Grants to Artists and John Cage Awards

Raven Chacon. Performance still from Tremble Staves, at Sutro Baths, San Francisco, 2019. Performers: The Living Earth Show. Photo by Ryan Curran White/Parks Conservancy, courtesy of the artist.

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Raven Chacon. Performance still from Tremble Staves, at Sutro Baths, San Francisco, 2019. Performers: The Living Earth Show. Photo by Ryan Curran White/Parks Conservancy, courtesy of the artist.

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2022 Grants to Artists and John Cage Awards
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2022 Grants to Artists and John Cage Awards

Foundation for Contemporary Arts announces the 2022 Grants to Artists and John Cage Awards

Eve Fowler. Installation view of what a slight. what a sound. what a universal shudder. at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, 2018. Photo by Ruth Clark.

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Eve Fowler. Installation view of what a slight. what a sound. what a universal shudder. at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, 2018. Photo by Ruth Clark.

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

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts appoints Kay Takeda as Executive Director

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts appoints Kay Takeda as Executive Director

Kay Takeda. Photo: A. Prosser

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 grant gave me the time and the freedom to focus on my work in a way not tied up to productivity, pressure, or economic institutions per se, which must be the best gift any artist can receive."

— Fia Backström, visual artist
2010 grantee | Visual Arts

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