Access, Community, Cultural Transformation & Participation
Values & Goals
VIA Art Fund

Emphasizing direct engagement with contemporary visual art, VIA Art Fund supports projects that exemplify their core values of artistic production, thought leadership, and public engagement, VIA–by way of–Art. Partnering directly with artists, curators, and cultural institutions around the world, VIA Art Fund patrons support innovative artistic endeavors in various forms, from the production of new work for exhibition and institutional acquisition, to symposia, educational programs, publications and scholarly journals.

VIA offers Artistic Production grants or Incubator grants. The Artistic Production grants are awarded to fund the production, exhibition, (semi)permanent installation or institutional acquisition of new artistic commissions in the public realm. VIA’s Incubator grants support small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations whose activities are rooted in experimental programs or publications that embrace innovation, champion diverse artistic voices, and cultivate new avenues of thought leadership within the field.

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 supports programs for individuals and communities to explore creative ideas, expand access to the arts, and build a more inclusive culture.

VIA Art Fund is a non-profit organization where art patrons join forces as partners in a new model of philanthropy to support Visionary Initiatives in Art.