Wormfarm Institute Receives Warhol Foundation Grant

Posted Jun 23, 2015 | No Comments

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The Wormfarm Institute is honored to have received a prestigious grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts that will provide program support over the next two years. During the review process representatives from the Foundation visited Reedsburg to meet with staff, learn more about Wormfarm programs, and see the Farm/Art DTour route firsthand.

This grant will provide support for Fermentation Fest – A Live Culture Convergence, Wormfarm’s flagship initiative in the Sauk County “cultureshed.” It will also allow the Wormfarm to expand the scope of other agri/cultural programs that occur throughout the year, including the foundational Artist Residency Program, the annual DComposium, and the Roadside Culture Stands that create a marketplace of food, art and ideas across the rural/urban continuum.

From the Andy Warhol Foundation website:

“The Foundation’s objective is to foster innovative artistic expression and the creative process by encouraging and supporting cultural organizations that in turn, directly or indirectly, support artists and their work. The Foundation values the contribution these organizations make to artists and audiences and to society as a whole by supporting, exhibiting and interpreting a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practice.”

Wormfarm is among two organizations in Wisconsin (with Poor Farm in Manawa) and 48 organizations nationwide to be selected for this highly competitive grant. To learn more about the Warhol Foundation, visit their website.

 

Photo: Andy Warhol with Archie by Jack Mitchell (from Wikipedia)

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