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Fall Grants Provide Support for Cultural Projects Fostering Equity and Access and for Arts Institutions Impacted by COVID-19

October 1, 2020

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation (HFF) is awarding more than $1.5 million in grants to cultural organizations this fall. This funding includes new grant distributions supporting small art museums impacted by the pandemic from its previously announced $5 million Helen Frankenthaler Foundation COVID-19 Relief Effort. It also comprises a roster of new two-year grants for digital initiatives and professional advancement opportunities for college students and recent graduates that enhance equity and access in the arts. Each of these grants being awarded this fall advance the Foundation’s mission to promote greater public interest in, support for, and understanding of the visual arts. 


Museums receiving funding through the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation COVID-19 Relief Effort are the Grey Art Gallery at New York University, Guild Hall, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Montclair Art Museum, Parrish Art Museum, The Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. Digital initiatives include grants to Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and The Studio Museum in Harlem. The recipients of additional equity and access grants include ArtsConnection, ArtTable, House of SpeakEasy, and Studio Institute.