Now more than ever, encouraging creativity is essential for our collective well-being. Not only does everyone have a right and responsibility to be creative; imagining and shaping our future is an inherently creative act.
The Wagner Foundation is committed to encouraging visionary individuals, as well as arts institutions that expand cultural access. We welcome creative ideas that challenge convention. Whether this takes the form of disadvantaged groups questioning fundamental issues impacting their lives, or of professional artists challenging us all, we strive to encourage, enable, and teach creativity.
VIA Art Fund and Wagner Foundation have awarded grants totaling $200,000 to five U.S.-based visual arts organizations. The recipients of the 2020 VIA | Wagner Incubator Grant Fund grant are: Artspace (New Haven, CT), Disjecta Contemporary Art Center (Portland, OR), The Lab (San Francisco, CA), Locust Projects (Miami, FL), and The Luminary (St. Louis, MO). […]
Wagner Foundation and VIA Art Fund are thrilled to announce the inaugural recipients of the VIA | Wagner Incubator Grant.
The Wagner Foundation is proud to support The Drawing Center’s hosting of Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) workshops as part of Winter Term 2019.
The Drawing Center, located in New York City, is a nonprofit art space that focuses on the exhibition of drawings. Since its debut, The Drawing Center has not only championed underappreciated works by famous artists, but showcased drawings by lesser known, emerging artists. This unique cultural institution is a platform for new voices and ideas, […]
Congratulations to grantee ICA and ICA Teens for hosting its first national teen arts education conference this weekend. Honorable guests included 2018 National Youth Poet Laureate, Patricia Frazier. The event brought recognition to the critical role arts education plays in equipping the next generation with tools to imagine what is possible for themselves, their communities, […]
Hope on a String (HOAS) believes that strong, united communities are critical to sustainable social progress, and that universal affinity for music in Haiti makes it ideal for sparking social participation. HOAS leverages the power of music and the arts to empower youth and revitalize communities in Haiti. HOAS has a network of community center and school sites where they currently serve more than […]