The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation fosters the legacy of artist Robert Rauschenberg’s life, work, and philosophy that art can change the world. The foundation supports artists, initiatives, and institutions that embody the same fearlessness, innovation, and multidisciplinary approach that Rauschenberg exemplified in both his art and philanthropic endeavors.
The foundation focuses on three major areas: 1) increasing public access to and scholarship of Rauschenberg’s art; 2) cultivating emerging and established artists through a residency program at the artist’s home and studio in Captiva, Florida; and 3) creating philanthropic initiatives that connect art, culture, and creativity with important issues such as education and climate change.
In that spirit, the foundation is accepting applications for its Artist as Activist Fellowship program.
The annual program provides up to $100,000 over two years to artists in support of an ambitious creative work that tackles the theme of racial justice, with a particular focus on mass incarceration.
U.S.-based artists and artist collectives seeking to work full-time on a project are encouraged to apply.
The foundation will be holding an informational webinar on October 27, 2016, at 3:00 P.M. (EST).
See the Rauschenberg Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.