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2022 Ellsworth Kelly Award
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2022 Ellsworth Kelly Award

Foundation for Contemporary Arts announces the 2022 Ellsworth Kelly Award made to the Frist Art Museum

Shahpour Pouyan, installation view of We Owe This Considerable Land to the Horizon Line, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nathalie Obadia.

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Shahpour Pouyan, installation view of We Owe This Considerable Land to the Horizon Line, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nathalie Obadia.

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2022 Ellsworth Kelly Award
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2022 Ellsworth Kelly Award

Foundation for Contemporary Arts announces the 2022 Ellsworth Kelly Award made to the Frist Art Museum

Shahpour Pouyan, installation view of Monday Recollection of the Muqarnas Dome, at Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nathalie Obadia.

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Shahpour Pouyan, installation view of Monday Recollection of the Muqarnas Dome, at Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nathalie Obadia.

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2022 Ellsworth Kelly Award
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2022 Ellsworth Kelly Award

Foundation for Contemporary Arts announces the 2022 Ellsworth Kelly Award made to the Frist Art Museum

Shahpour Pouyan, Untitled, from We Owe This Considerable Land to the Horizon Line, 2017, high-fired stoneware, 12 ½" x 7 ½" x 7 ½." Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nathalie Obadia.

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Shahpour Pouyan, Untitled, from We Owe This Considerable Land to the Horizon Line, 2017, high-fired stoneware, 12 ½" x 7 ½" x 7 ½." Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nathalie Obadia.

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2022 Ellsworth Kelly Award
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2022 Ellsworth Kelly Award

Foundation for Contemporary Arts announces the 2022 Ellsworth Kelly Award made to the Frist Art Museum

Shahpour Pouyan, Untitled, from We Owe This Considerable Land to the Horizon Line, 2017, high-fired stoneware, 19 ½" x 15" x 15." Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nathalie Obadia.

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Shahpour Pouyan, Untitled, from We Owe This Considerable Land to the Horizon Line, 2017, high-fired stoneware, 19 ½" x 15" x 15." Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Nathalie Obadia.

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

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Since 1963, nearly 6,800 grants awarded to artists and arts organizations—more than $24 million—have provided opportunities for creative exploration and development.

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Since 1963, nearly 6,800 grants awarded to artists and arts organizations—more than $24 million—have provided opportunities for creative exploration and development.

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.

FCA: Artists for Artists
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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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