CGT Signature Research Project “Politics of Visual Arts in a Changing World” awarded major grant from the Warhol Foundation

The Committee on Global Thought is pleased to announce that the “Politics of Visual Arts in a Changing World” signature research project has recently been awarded a Spring 2019 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts totaling $95,000.

“Politics of Visual Arts in a Changing World” focuses on new political trends that are affecting the creation, presentation, reception, and preservation of works of art in diverse cultural contexts. It has been developed in consultation with CGT faculty members representing diverse disciplines and further refined in a set of workshops with colleagues from the greater New York City area. The project is led by CGT Vice Chair Vishakha N. Desai, and this grant proposal was prepared by CGT Project Manager/Researcher Darlene Dubuisson. We invite you to learn more about the trajectory of the project by reading the updated website content here.

The Warhol Foundation supports artist-centered organizations with a focus on practices that are experimental, under-recognized, and/or challenging in nature. In alignment with their commitment to freedom of artistic expression, this particular grant awarded to CGT “will support significant research into the impact of the polarized political environment on cultural production.”

As part of this Spring 2019 program, the Foundation will award a total $3.81 million to 41 organizations for scholarly exhibitions, publications, and visual arts programming, including film screenings, artist residencies, and new commissions. The program is highly competitive; the CGT signature research project was selected from an applicant pool of 249 organizations.

Original press release on the Warhol Foundation website