Robert Rauschenberg Foundation calls for proposals from non-profit organizations addressing climate change

Untitled (Spread), 1983. Captiva, Florida. Photo © The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Courtesy Art + Commerce.

Climate Change Solutions Fund

Application deadline: December 22, 2014

www.rauschenbergfoundation.org

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announced today the creation of the Climate Change Solutions Fund to support cross-disciplinary responses to global warming, issuing an open call for grant proposals from organizations whose work matches the Fund’s objectives.

Projects of particular interest are those that apply a systemic lens to the root causes of global warming; enroll the leadership of frontline communities most vulnerable to the impact of climate change; push for broad-based civic engagement and community action; and wherever possible leverage the value artists and culture bearers bring to processes for devising and deploying practical solutions to this global crisis. For more information about the grant’s guidelines and requirements, visit the foundation’s website.

The Climate Change Solutions Fund is designed to expand the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s current efforts in its Art + Environment program. To date the program has focused on artist-led projects to deepen public awareness of climate change, providing support to Maya Lin’s What is Missing memorial and Lars Jan’s Holoscenes. A year ago, the foundation partnered with Ballroom Marfa and the Public Concern Foundation to launch Marfa Dialogues/New York, a two-month series of public programs examining the intersections of climate change science, environmental activism, and artistic practice. The Climate Change Solutions Fund broadens this arts-centered strategy to equally support the work of non-arts organizations tackling the root causes of global warming in ways that both engage the public and recognize the catalytic roles culture and creativity can play in these endeavors.

About the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation fosters the legacy of the artist’s life, work, and philosophy that art can change the world. The foundation supports initiatives at the intersection of arts and issues that embody the fearlessness, innovation, and multidisciplinary approach that Robert Rauschenberg exemplified in both his art and philanthropic endeavors. In the last two years, the foundation has broadened its philanthropic efforts from seven legacy grantees to 95 across the USA; supported hundreds of artists impacted by Hurricane Sandy; and converted Rauschenberg’s home and studio in Florida into a dynamic residency program for emerging and recognized artists.

Media contact
Taylor Maxwell, BerlinRosen Public Affairs: T +1 646 200 5330 / taylor.maxwell@berlinrosen.com

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