Joan Mitchell Foundation

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ArtShops project of the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, with sculptor, Luis Colmenares. The piece, created in collaboration with Luis and students, is located at the Samuel J. Green Charter School's Edible School Yard.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation has provided funding to arts organizations nationally that support the individual visual artist in their respective communities. Grants have been given in categories such as visual arts programming, professional development, exhibitions, artist publications, and website development. The Foundation’s focus in organizational granting is to support the promotion of cultural equity and expanded opportunities for artists at all points in their careers.

The Foundation is no longer accepting new inquiries for residency program support.

At this time submission of a full application for organizational support is by invitation only.

The Foundation will accept letters of inquiry (LOIs) throughout the year from non-profits and those working with fiscal sponsors, whose mission and programs align with our values and funding guidelines.

We will soon be posting updated information on the timeline and focus of our 2015 Organizational Grant Program. Please check back for more details.

Questions can be directed to Allison Hawkins at


Core values inform all of the Foundation’s actions. Through its work, the Foundation demonstrates that it is:
• Artist-centered
• Intentionally diverse
• Invested in collaboration
• Nimble and responsive
• Respectful of multiple perspectives
• Working to create fairer, more just communities

Funded Organizations

Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement
Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project at Auburn University
Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art
Alliance for Sustainable Arts Professional Practices
Alliance of Artists Communities
Alternate ROOTS
Anderson Ranch
Art F City
Artists' Studio Archives
Artist Trust
Arts & Democracy Project
Arts Council of New Orleans
Art Works for Change
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
Aspen Institute
Atlantic Center for the Arts
Backstreet Cultural Museum
Boston Center for the Arts
Bronx Council on the Arts
The Center for Book Arts
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
Centre for the Living Arts
Charlotte Street Foundation
Chicago Artists Coalition
Coleman Center for the Arts
Columbia University, Teachers College Research Center for Arts and Culture
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
Contemporary Visual Arts Association of New Orleans
Creative Alliance of New Orleans
Creative Capital
Creative Time
CUE Art Foundation
Des Moines Art Center
DUMBO Arts Center
Easton Mountain/Arts in the Woods
Elders Share the Arts
The Front
Grantmakers in the Arts
International Studio and Curatorial Program
Jersey City Museum
KK Projects/Life is Art Foundation
The Laundromat Project
Lehigh University Art Gallery
Le Musee de f.p.c
Louisiana Artworks
Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation
Mattress Factory
National Center for Creative Aging, Research Center for Arts and Culture
National Performance Network
New Orleans Airlift
New York Foundation for the Arts
No Longer Empty
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Operation Paydirt: Fundred Dollar Bill Project
Out Loud Art
Pelican Bomb
The Porch
Port of Resolution
Prospect New Orleans/US Biennial
Race Forward
Ramapo College Art Galleries
Real Art Ways
Santa Fe Art Institute
Smack Mellon
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Space One Eleven
Staten Island Arts
St. Nicks Alliance
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Community Arts Program
UCLA, Chicano Studies Research Center
Urban Artist Initiative
Vermont Studio Center
Visual AIDS
Women’s Studio Workshop