The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has awarded AIRIE a $80,000 grant over two years for the support of its artist residency program. The Warhol Foundation will make it possible for AIRIE Fellows to receive financial support during their month-long stay in the Everglades National Park, as well as additional funding to realize the projects inspired by the time they spent there. Rachel Bers, Program Director for The Warhol Foundation said “The Warhol Foundation is proud to support the unique opportunites Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) offers to artists who want to work directly in and with the natural envrionment. Th organization’s partnership with the Everglades National Park and its strong relationships with local arts organization, academic institutions, and environmental research projects provide artists with valuable resources to broaden and deepen their creative practices.”
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The Everglades National Park is a vast sub-tropical wilderness located at the southern tip of the Florida peninsula that contains 1.5 million acres of forests, wetlands, and coastline. Known for the abundance and variety of its flora and fauna, in this era of heightened awareness of climate change, the Park is also notable for its extreme vulnerability to rising sea levels and its proximity to precariously situated cities. A growing understanding of the implications of climate change has motivated many artists to become involved in environmentally-engaged projects; the Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) is an organization designed to support these artists and to create opportunities for productive exchange across disciplines.
About The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
In accordance with Andy Warhol’s will, the mission of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is the advancement of the visual arts. The Foundation manages an innovative and flexible grants program while also preserving Warhol’s legacy through creative and responsible licensing policies and extensive scholarly research for ongoing catalogues raisonnes projects. To date, the Foundation has given over $200 million in cash grants to over 1,000 arts organization in 49 states and abroad and has donated 52,786 works of art to 322 institutions worldwide.