USA Projects + USA Fellows initiatives
Another great resource to become familiar with many of the top contemporary visual artists and innovative emerging artist ideas is the USA Projects + USA Fellows initiatives. The USA Projects and USA Fellows projects came directly out of the study that revealed:
Although 96% of Americans value ART in their communities and lives, only 27% value ARTISTS.
They have invested over $22 million to serve as a hub for serious emerging, mid-career and established artists. This site has two models- USA Projects, an open source space where artists can raise money to support their specific art projects, and USA Fellows, where a diverse panel selects the top multi-disciplinary artists that are working in the US and awards them with the $50,000 grant.
To learn more about USA Visual Arts Fellows, click here and choose Visual Artists on the left hand side.
To learn more about the open source USA Projects to fund artist projects, click here and choose Visual Artists on the left hand side.