Kate Newby was one of twenty-five recipients of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors grant for 2019, announced in Artforum.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation announced today the twenty-five recipients of this year’s Painters and Sculptors Grants, which provide $625,000 in unrestricted funds to artists annually. In addition to receiving $25,000 in financial support, each grant recipient is eligible to apply for residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. Among the 2019 grantees are Lauren Halsey, Baseera Khan, Daniel Lind-Ramos, Kate Newby, and Young Min Moon.
“The Painters & Sculptors Grants are a cornerstone of our work at the foundation,” said Christa Blatchford, the foundation’s CEO. “The program fills what we see as an ongoing gap in arts philanthropy—the scarcity of direct support to artists for them to continue their practices, to try new things, and to take risks. While the art market is strong, and public sentiment about ‘art’ remains enthusiastic, the opportunities for financial support for artists themselves continue to be limited. We know, from talking to and working with artists for more than two decades, that providing unrestricted funding is necessary and essential.”
Since the grant program launched over twenty-six years ago, the foundation has supported more than five hundred artists at varying stages of their careers. To be eligible for a grant, artists must be nominated by fellow artists and arts professionals selected from throughout the United States. The nominated artists are then invited to submit applications. Grant recipients are chosen through a multiphase jurying process and are typically individuals who have contributed to important artistic and cultural discourse and who deserve greater recognition on a national level.
The 2019 grant recipients are:
Anila Quayyum Agha, Indianapolis, Indiana
Morehshin Allahyari, Brooklyn, New York
Candida Alvarez, Chicago, Illinois
Frida Baranek, Coral Gables, Florida
Debra Baxter, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Keren Benbenisty, New York, New York
Paul Stephen Benjamin, Atlanta, Georgia
Juan William Chávez, Saint Louis, Missouri
Jamal Cyrus, Houston, Texas
Patricia Fernández Carcedo, Los Angeles, California
Lauren Halsey, Los Angeles, California
Andrea Heimer, Ferndale, Washington
Suzanne Jackson, Savannah, Georgia
Baseera Khan, Brooklyn, New York
Arghavan Khosravi, Natick, Massachusetts
Candice Lin, Altadena, California
Daniel Lind-Ramos, Loíza, Puerto Rico
Cannupa Hanska Luger, Glorieta, New Mexico
Gabriel Martinez, Houston, Texas
Wardell Milan, New York, New York
Young Min Moon, Amherst, Massachusetts
Kate Newby, Brooklyn, New York
Shikeith, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salman Toor, New York, New York
Lien Truong, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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