"The Foundation connected me to an incredible intergenerational community of artists, both through teaching and through the Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) Program, through which I was trained as a Legacy Specialist. The collective energy and ideas that came out of the Art Education team have informed my values as an artist and as an educator." Read more.
Legacy is an opportunity for an artist to answer the question: “How do I want to be remembered?” For some artists, it may be knowing that their work will be cared for or perhaps hang where people may see it from time to time. For others, the goal may be to safeguard a reputation and establish a position in the greater narrative. Read more.
"When I reflect on what has helped me sustain my art practice, the MFA Grant I received from the Joan Mitchell Foundation back in 2009 is one of the pivotal things. I remain very thankful for it. Money like that clearly allows for choice and possibilities, but there was also something more complicated about the support the award gave...it validated what I was doing." Read more.
"For me, receiving the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant meant that the many hours and minutes of anxiety, anguish, and sacrifice were rewarded in a big way, and that I was being honored with an award in the name of someone I truly admired." Read more.
"I was honored to work as an Artist-Teacher for the Joan Mitchell Foundation for close to a decade. The Foundation’s Arts Education program was stellar in its scope and philosophy. It brought together a group of strong and tirelessly creative individuals who shared a common goal: bringing art to Out-of-School-Time programs throughout the city that instilled our students with a sense of artistic curiosity and nourished critical-thinking skills." Read more.
"In 2006, I received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, which had a large impact on the development of my work at that time. The financial freedom it provided allowed me to spend the time and resources to expand the scale and scope of my work to room-sized installations." Read more.
We are pleased to announce the 32 artists who have been awarded residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans for the coming year. The residency program provides artists with studio space, lodging, and financial and career-development support.