Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Announces 2024 Grant Recipients

Visual Arts

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Announces 2024 Grant Recipients

Over $1.4 Million In Funding Will Be Directed To 27 Organizations

New York, NY – April 18, 2024The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is pleased to announce the 2024 award recipients of their Artists Council and Black and Indigenous Land Rights and Agriculture programs. This year, over $1.4 million will be distributed to 27 organizations committed to community-based and artistic endeavors. Through these grants, the Foundation will support initiatives related to art publications, performing art spaces, sustainable food systems, and land rematriation, as well as the support of artists who have been subject to censorship. 

“We follow Robert Rauschenberg’s expansive creativity, spirit of curiosity and commitment to change through the wide range of grants we support,” explained Christopher Rauschenberg, Board President. “From Three Sisters Collective’s vital work creating safe spaces of engagement for Indigenous people in Oga Pogeh, New Mexico, to AUNTS’ dedication to celebrating and sustaining contemporary performance, and Pineywoods’ commitment to the viability and success of small, underserved farmers, ranchers and landowners, each grant embodies Bob’s bold, open and joyful approach to collaboration and interchange as a catalyst for social change.”

Launched in 2019, the Artists Council is a cohort of working artists who play a crucial role in shaping the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s philanthropic programming. The Artists Council’s mission is to identify and nurture organizations close to the ground, especially those whose operations and even existence are precarious in light of their particular programmatic goals, constituencies or political aspirations. This year, the Artists Council has awarded thirteen grants to a range of organizations whose work centers around performance, art publishing, education in science and technology, and community empowerment.

This year marks the second year of grantmaking for the Black and Indigenous Land Rights and Agriculture Initiative, which is led by an advisory committee of experts in related fields. This important philanthropic initiative seeks to redress the losses of Black and Indigenous people’s land and capacity for wealth generation due to long-term bias embedded in governmental and statutory systems. The grants also provide risk capital to seed future activities and coalitions that could provide financial and spiritual relief. 

2024 Artists Council Grant Recipients

AUNTS – New York, NY

Aupuni Space – Honolulu, HI

Bidoun Projects – New York, NY

Color Compton – Los Angeles, CA

Evergreen Review – New York, NY

LA Commons – Los Angeles, CA

Links Hall – Chicago, IL

Pageant – New York, NY

Pieter – Los Angeles, CA

Primary Information – New York, NY

The A.R.T Library Program – New York, NY

The Octavia Project – New York, NY

Village Connect – San Leandro, CA


2024 Black and Indigenous Land Rights and Agriculture Grant Recipients

Black Church Food Security Network – Baltimore, MD

Black Urban Growers – New York, NY

Bomazeen Land Trust – Portland, ME

Earthseed Land Collective – Durham, NC

Ekvn-Yefolecv – Weogufka, AL

Inter-Tribal Buffalo Council – Rapid City, SD

Inuit Circumpolar Council – Anchorage, AK

Movement Generation – South Berkley, CA

National Black Food & Justice Alliance – Atlanta, GA

Owens Valley Indian Water Commission – Bishop, CA

Pineywoods – Crockett, TX

Sankofa Community Orchard – Richmond, VA

Sogorea Te’ Land Trust – Oakland, CA

Three Sisters Collective – Santa Fe, NM


About The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation builds on the legacy of Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008) who believed strongly that creative practitioners could serve as catalysts for social change. He shared his appreciation for chance and the everyday by seeking to act in the “gap” between art and life. He was also a gifted collaborator, breaking disciplinary boundaries by experimenting with scientists, performers, and visual artists. As such, we celebrate new and even untested ways of thinking and acting.


The Foundation maintains residencies for artists and scholars in Captiva, Florida, and in its New York archives, and operates a philanthropic program that supports small to midsize arts and socially engaged organizations that are experimental in approach and drive towards equity. 

Additionally, it promotes in-depth research and partnerships for staff, curators, critics, scholars, and students that open the artist’s life and work to wider interpretation and understanding, and supports exhibitions, publications, and special projects across the globe that reflect Rauschenberg’s joyful, responsive, and irreverent approach to making art while living an empathetic and meaningful life.


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