From the press release
New York, NY, January 22, 2020 – Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), a non-profit organization founded in 1963 by the artists John Cage (1912-1992) and Jasper Johns, is pleased to announce nineteen $40,000 unrestricted grants to individual artists, including seven awards named for artists associated with FCA’s history. True to FCA’s founding mission, support for these awards stems from a community of artists and the individuals and foundations that support them. This unique “artists for artists” model additionally provides grantees with meaningful peer recognition and encouragement.
“The Foundation for Contemporary Arts plays a vital role in the arts ecosystem, providing artists with unrestricted financial assistance, and supporting experimental work that may not otherwise find funding,” said Cecily Brown, a Director of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. “It is a privilege to recognize this year’s grantees—who are at various and pivotal stages in their careers, and range in age from their 20s to their 70s.”
Established in 1993, GRANTS TO ARTISTS awards provide significant, unrestricted assistance to individual performing and visual artists, and poets. Recipients are chosen annually through a confidential two-part nomination and selection process. Six awards named for artists who have been associated with FCA over the years are made through the Grants to Artists program, including the newly inaugurated Helen Frankenthaler Award for Painting, which joins the Roy Lichtenstein Award, Robert Rauschenberg Award, Dorothea Tanning Award, Cy Twombly Award for Poetry, and C.D. Wright Award for Poetry.
The 2020 recipients are listed here.
For more information about Julian Talamantez Brolaski, who received the Cy Twombly Award for Poetry, please click here.
Detailed descriptions of the awards are available on FCA's website.