April 08, 2021

2021 Satellite Fund Applications Open April 1st, SPACES to Grant 20 Projects with $3,000

(Cleveland, OH)-- SPACES and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts present The Satellite Fund, an opportunity for artists and cultural producers to explore the reaches of their discipline.

Founded in 2019, The Satellite Fund, administered by SPACES through a Regional Regranting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, awarded project-based grants of $6,000 each to ten artist projects in its first year; selected artists included Michael Wendt, Misha Villanueva, Corrie Slawson, Chis Seibert, Lori Kella, Marcia Custer, Tyler Shaw, L. Taylor Ashton, Terrence Hubbard, and Lexy Lattimore. The Regional Re-granting Program was established in 2007 to recognize and support the movement of independently organized, public-facing, artist-centered activity that animates local and regional art scenes but that lies beyond the reach of traditional funding sources. The program is administered by non-profit visual art centers across the United States that work in partnership with the Foundation to fund artists’ experimental projects and collaborative undertakings.

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 catalogue raisonné projects. To date, the foundation has given over $218 million in cash grants to over 1,000 arts organizations in 49 states and abroad and has donated 52,786 works of art to 322 institutions worldwide.

In 2020, SPACES temporarily refocused The Satellite Fund in order to better serve artists affected by the current pandemic and economic crisis. In May 2020, we awarded $60,000 in Emergency Relief Grants to 60 local artists following a first round of applications and selection by an independent jury of distinguished arts professionals. SPACES continued to administer Emergency Relief Grants with additional support through the Cleveland Foundation, Takeyama Fund at the Cleveland Foundation, and an individual gift by Susan E. Murray and Donald E. Harvey. Through a second round of applications, $55,250 was distributed among 66 Cuyahoga County artists.

In an effort to return to project-based granting, SPACES is committed to supporting as many artists as possible. The Satellite Fund will provide grants of $3,000 each to 20 artists or artist collectives in 2021. The jury for this round is composed of two previous Satellite Fund recipients, Ben Eberle (Cleveland, OH) and Corrie Slawson(Cleveland, OH); Cuyahoga County artist, Dante Rodriguez (Cleveland, OH); and two nationally recognized art figures, Maceo Keeling (Detroit, MI/ Los Angeles, CA) and Vincent Uribe (Chicago, IL). They will convene on July 2, 2021 to select the fund recipients.

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