There is no one perfect way to create an archive or lay the foundation for future research. These systems are very much informed by the way the artist worked and maintained records over a career. Read more.
"The Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) Award began the process of my becoming more confident in myself and my art. The program helped me look beyond what is—the conditions and realities of most artists’ lives—and focus on what can be." 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.
Once an artist has passed the midlife mark, they must reckon with the inevitability of death. The question that reverberates throughout this publication is “how do you want to be remembered?” What must be done to make that happen can be found right here. Read more.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a new workbook, titled Estate Planning for Visual Artists: A Workbook for Attorneys & Executors. Developed in partnership with the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston (A&BC), the workbook includes in-depth sections on legal matters pertaining to intellectual property and copyright as well as estate vehicles, such as wills, trusts, and artist-endowed foundations, among others. Read more.
The ongoing CALL / VoCA talk series provides artists with the opportunity to discuss their practices as well as their experiences in legacy development, in and outside of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) initiative. Read more.
In June, Shervone Neckles-Ortiz, our Artist Programs Manager for Professional Development, attended the Artist's Legacy Planning Workshop in Berlin and presented on the Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) initiative. Read more.