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Graham Foundation Announces 2016 Grants to Organizations

United States Architecture News - Aug 11, 2016 - 19:00   14651 views

Graham Foundation Announces 2016 Grants to Organizations

The Graham Foundation has announced $419,000 in new grants to organizations supporting 31 projects. The funded projects—including major museum retrospectives, site-specific commissions, art and architecture biennials, and provocative journals and publications—offer forums for new ideas with the potential to expand the field of architecture. 

Operating on a variety of scales, these grants give voice to innovative programs and scholarship, and create new platforms for engagement with architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. 

Graham Foundation Announces 2016 Grants to Organizations

Swiss Institute/Emanuel Rossetti, Multiplex, 2012. Courtesy of the artist, courtesy of Graham Foundation

The awarded projects were selected from a competitive pool of over 230 submissions from organizations in 24 countries. The new grantees comprise a diverse group of national and international organizations in cities across North America and the world, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Johannesburg, London, and Istanbul. 

Graham Foundation Announces 2016 Grants to Organizations

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts/Chinese public health poster depicting the human body as a factory, 1933. Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine, courtesy of Graham Foundation

These new award recipients join the expanding network of individuals and institutions that the Graham Foundation has supported over the past 60 years in its role as one of the most significant funders in the field of architecture.

Graham Foundation Announces 2016 Grants to Organizations

Anyone Corporation/A(n) Office, Promised Land Air, rendered aerial perspective of industrial studios with pneumatic freight, housing, air-purification network, and a Canadian consulate. Speculative project for Mexicantown/Southwest Detroit seen in The Architectural Imagination, an exhibition for the US Pavilion, 15th International Architecture Exhibition, 2016, Venice. Courtesy of the artists.

The list of the 2016 organizational grantees, sorted by project type, follows. To learn more about the new grants, click on any grantee name below to visit their online project page

Graham Foundation Announces 2016 Grants to Organizations

Architectural Association/Photograph of Le Corbusier symposium at IID Summer Session, 1971, London. Courtesy of Alvin Boyarsky Archive.

2016 Organizational Grantees (31 awards)

Exhibition (16 awards)

Anyone Corporation
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
California State University Long Beach-University Art Museum
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts
The Jewish Museum

Graham Foundation Announces 2016 Grants to Organizations

Chicago Architecture Biennial/Foreground: Sou Fujimoto Architects, Architecture is Everywhere, Tokyo. Background: MOS Architects, House No. 11 (Corridor House), 2015, New York. Installation view of Chicago Architecture Biennial. Image by Steve Hall.

LIGA-Space for Architecture
Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art
Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design
Madison Square Park Conservancy

Graham Foundation Announces 2016 Grants to Organizations

The Jewish Museum/Pierre Chareau, Maison de Verre exterior, 1928–32, Paris. Image by Mark Lyon.

Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson
Museum of Modern Art
National Building Museum
Serpentine Gallery
Swiss Institute
University of Chicago-Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society & Smart Museum of Art

Graham Foundation Announces 2016 Grants to Organizations

MAS Context/UrbanLab, Filter Island, Bold: Issue 29, Spring 2016, Chicago. Courtesy of Iker Gil.

Film/Video/New Media (1 award)

Monoambiente

Graham Foundation Announces 2016 Grants to Organizations

National Building Museum/The city of Oak Ridge remained under direct federal control for roughly fourteen years after the end of World War II. During that time, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill continued to receive commissions for civic, commercial, and residential buildings within the city. The multifamily housing complex shown here, like many of the firm’s postwar projects in Oak Ridge, was strikingly modern, with flat roofs, ribbon windows, and projecting upper levels supported on slender pilotis. Courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architects. Image by Torkel Korling.

Public Program (3 awards)

CAMPO
Lampo
Society of Architectural Historians

Graham Foundation Announces 2016 Grants to Organizations

Project: A Journal for Architecture/Atelier Olschinsky, Structures III.03, 2012, Vienna, Austria. Courtesy of the artist. 

Publication (11 awards) 

Arab Image Foundation
Architectural Association
Art Institute of Chicago

Graham Foundation Announces 2016 Grants to Organizations

Terreform/Tomáš Boroš, UR 10: The Helsinki Effect, Public Alternatives to the Guggenheim Model of Culture-Driven Development, shortlist entry for Helsinki Inac, 2015, Helsinki, Finland. Courtesy of the artist.

Chicago Architecture Biennial
Guayaba Press
MAS Context
Places Journal
Project: A Journal for Architecture
Terreform
University of Johannesburg
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Graham Foundation Announces 2016 Grants to Organizations

Serpentine Gallery/Yona Friedman, Serpentine Summer House, 2016. Image by Iwan Baan.

Top image: Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design/Pedro&Juana, Archivo Pavilion. Image by Ricardo Bernal.

Graham Foundation has already announced new Call for Applications for 2017 Individual Grants, Deadline to apply: September 15, 2016

Upcoming Grant Application Deadlines

Carter Manny Award: November 15, 2016
Grants to Organizations: February 25, 2017

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