The Graham Foundation is pleased to announce $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.
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. 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.
The full list of the 2016 grants to organizations follow below. To learn more about the new grants, click here.
2016 GRANTS TO ORGANIZATIONS
EXHIBITION (16 awards)
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
LIGA-Space for Architecture
Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art
Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design
Madison Square Park Conservancy
Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson
Museum of Modern Art
National Building Museum
University of Chicago-Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society & Smart Museum of Art
FILM/VIDEO/NEW MEDIA (1 award)
PUBLIC PROGRAM (3 awards)
Society of Architectural Historians
PUBLICATION (11 awards)
Arab Image Foundation
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago Architecture Biennial
Project: A Journal for Architecture
University of Johannesburg
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
Image: Chinese public health poster depicting the human body as a factory, 1933. Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine. From the 2016 Organizational Grant to Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts for Are We Human?, 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial.
Application available online: August 15, 2016
Deadline: September 15, 2016
Since 1956, the Graham Foundation has provided direct funding to individuals for projects that foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. As one of the few funders of individuals in the field of architecture, the foundation's grants provide important support for the work of emerging and established architects, scholars, writers, artists, designers, curators, filmmakers, and other individuals.
To apply for an individual grant, applicants must submit an Inquiry Form—the first stage of a two-stage application process. The online Inquiry Form will be available on our website from August 15 until the deadline on September 15, 2016.
Download the Inquiry Form Worksheet here to prepare your responses and gather requested materials before August 15.
For more information about the Graham Foundation's grants and to learn if your project is eligible for funding, please see our grant guidelines.
Image: Masha Panteleyeva, Svetlana Strelnikova, and Nazli Kaya, animation still from Paper Cities (Utopia Under Construction), 2016. Courtesy of the artists. From the 2016 Individual Grant to Masha Panteleyeva, Svetlana Strelnikova, and Nazli Kaya for the film Paper Cities.
The Graham Foundation Bookshop offers a selection of publications produced by the foundation's grantees, as well as titles related to our public programming and new, historically significant, and rare publications on architecture, urbanism, art, and related fields. In addition to relevant monographs, exhibition catalogues, research, and theory-based titles, the Graham Foundation Bookshop carries an extensive collection of local and international periodicals such as Abitare, apartamento, Domus, e-flux, Frieze, Grey Room, May Revue, Pin-Up, and Texte zur Kunst.
In fall 2013, the Graham Foundation commissioned Chicago-based designer Ania Jaworska to design the new bookshop, which was fabricated by Metal Magic and installed in the former dining room of the Madlener House.
Ania Jaworska is an architect and educator. She currently teaches art, design, and architecture courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds a master's degree in architecture from the Cracow University of Technology in Poland as well as the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Her practice focuses on exploring the connection between art and architecture and her work explores bold simple forms, humor and commentary on conceptual, historic, and cultural references. Jaworska’s work was recently presented as part of 13178 Moran Street: Grounds for Detroit in Common Ground, the 13th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice (2012).
The Graham Foundation is pleased to announce over $490,000 in new grants to individuals around the world to support 59 innovative projects engaging original ideas in architecture. Among the funded projects are exhibitions, publications, films, live performances, and site-specific installations. These diverse projects advance new scholarship, fuel creative experimentation and critical dialogue, and expand opportunities for public engagement with architecture and its role in contemporary society.
This year’s awarded projects were selected from a competitive pool of 640 submissions from individuals representing 42 countries. The funded projects are being undertaken by individuals and collaborative teams—94 individuals in total—who include architects, designers, curators, filmmakers, visual artists, musicians, and writers from around the world in cities such as Mexico City, Montreal, Athens, Brussels, Stockholm, Cape Town, and Chicago, where the Graham Foundation is based. They join an international network of over 4,000 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.
The full list of the 2016 grants to individuals follow below. To learn more about the new grants, click here.
2016 GRANTS TO INDIVIDUALS
EXHIBITION (9 awards)
Chelsea Culprit, Ben Foch, Jaffer Kolb, Ian Quate & Colleen Tuite
Rear View (Projects): Jennifer L. Davis & Su-Ying Lee
José Esparza Chong Cuy & Guillermo Ruiz De Teresa
Farzin Lotfi-Jam & V. Mitch McEwen
Fo (Folayemi) Wilson
FILM/VIDEO/NEW MEDIA (8 awards)
Sebastian Alvarez, Andrew Benz, Yoni Goldstein & Meredith Zielke
Esther Figueroa & Mimi Sheller
LoVid: Tali Hinkis & Kyle Lapidus
Prudence Katze & William Lehman
Andrea Lewis & Maura Lucking
Rob Mazurek & Lee Anne Schmitt
Masha Panteleyeva, Svetlana Strelnikova & Nazli Kaya
Juan Alfonso Zapata
PUBLIC PROGRAM (2 awards)
Aaron Landsman, Mallory Catlett & Jim Findlay
PUBLICATION (27 awards)
Michael Abel & Mina Hanna
Mai Abu ElDahab & Benjamin Seror
Zeynep Çelik Alexander
Daniel A. Barber
Pierre Bélanger & Nina-Marie Lister
Neil Brenner & Nikos Katsikis
Benedict Clouette & Marlisa Wise
Dale Allen Gyure
Leslie Hewitt & Bradford Young
Amanda Reeser Lawrence & Ana Miljački
Mary N. Woods
De Peter Yi
RESEARCH (13 awards)
Tatiana Bilbao Estudio: Tatiana Bilbao, Gabriela Álvarez, Nuria Benítez & Alba Cortés
Charlie Hailey & Donovan Wylie
Simon Herron & Mark Morris
Heinrich Jaeger & Dan Peterman
Parsa Khalili & Shima Mohajeri
Point Supreme: Konstantinos Pantazis & Marianna Rentzou
Damon Rich & Jae Shin
Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi
Image: Allan Wexler, Hat Roof, 1994. Courtesy of the artist. From the 2016 Individual Grant to Allan Wexler for Absurd Thinking: Between Art and Design.
The Graham Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Carter Manny Award. Since the establishment of this award in 1996, the Graham Foundation has awarded over $740,000 in recognition of promising doctoral students whose dissertation projects represent original and advanced scholarship in architecture and have the exciting potential to move the field in new directions. Two Carter Manny Awards are given each year, one for dissertation research and one for dissertation writing.
The winner of the 2016 Carter Manny Award for writing and a $20,000 award is Hollyamber Kennedy, a PhD candidate at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Kennedy’s dissertation, Welt bildend: Architectures of Security and Infrastructural Modernism in Germany and Beyond, 1848–1952, examines German architects, engineers, planners, and scientists across Central Europe and Africa, whose work on colonization projects, housing programs, and energy infrastructures gave rise to new forms of technical expertise and helped shape a modern image of the architect as an intervention-oriented planner.
The winner of the 2016 Carter Manny Award for research and a $15,000 award is Elisabeth Narkin, a PhD candidate in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University, for her dissertation Rearing the Royals: Architecture and the Spatialization of Royal Childhood in France, 1499–1610. Narkin’s dissertation explores architecture’s relationship to conceptions of childhood and its role in the monarchy’s symbolic self-representation and evolving political strategies.
Additionally, eight students have been awarded Citations of Special Recognition for their dissertation projects. The list of citation winners follows below.
The award and citation winners were selected by an external panel after a competitive review of forty-eight applications from doctoral students throughout the U.S. and Canada who were nominated by their departments to apply for the award. This year’s review panelists were Daniel Abramson (Associate Professor of Art History and Director of Architectural Studies, Tufts University); Niall Atkinson (Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Chicago); and Alison Hirsch (Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Southern California).
The Graham Foundation offers this annual award in honor of Carter H. Manny and his long and distinguished service to the foundation since its inception in 1956, first as a Trustee, then as the Director from 1971, and since his retirement in 1993, as Director Emeritus.
Applications for the 2017 Carter Manny Award are due November 15, 2016. To learn more, see the award guidelines here.
2016 CARTER MANNY AWARD WINNERS
Welt bildend: Architectures of Security and Infrastructural Modernism in Germany and Beyond, 1848–1952
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Rearing the Royals: Architecture and the Spatialization of Royal Childhood in France, 1499–1610
Duke University, Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies
2016 CITATIONS OF SPECIAL RECOGNITION
At the Threshold of the Mediterranean: Architecture, Urbanism, and Identity in Early Modern Sicily
Harvard University, Department of History of Art and Architecture
Komp'iuter Architecture(s), 195X–198X
Princeton University, School of Architecture
Novel Buildings: Architectural and Narrative Form in Victorian Fiction
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of English
All Streets Lead to Temples: Mapping Monumental Histories in Kanchipuram, ca. 690–1199 CE
Yale University, Department of the History of Art
Circles of Artifice: Semi-public Interiors of Spectacle in Late Nineteenth-Century Paris
Princeton University, School of Architecture
Restoration, Displacement, Appropriation: Negotiating the Baroque Legacy in the National Fascist Party's Redesign of Rome
Cornell University, Department of Architecture
Agritectures of the Green Revolution: Art, Architecture and the Agrilogistics of Transnational Aid from the United States to the Caribbean Region, 1930–1978
Rice University, Department of Art History
The Architect's Knowledge: Images of History in American Architectural Education, 1800–1925
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
Image: Jacques Androuet du Cerceau, Château of Blois, exterior façade of Louis XII wing and interior façade of Francis I wing, 1570. Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum.From the Graham Foundation's 2016 Carter Manny Award for doctoral dissertation research to Elisabeth Narkin for Rearing the Royals: Architecture and the Spatialization of Royal Childhood in France, 1499–1610.
On April 13, we will announce the winners of the 2016 Carter Manny Award. This annual award supports doctoral dissertation work by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary focus and have the potential to shape contemporary discourse in the field of architecture. Two winners will be named, one for dissertation writing and one for dissertation research.
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You can also explore the projects supported through the foundation's 2015 Carter Manny Award and prior years.
The Graham Foundation is currently seeking undergraduate and graduate students of architecture, art, art education, history, design, and related programs interested in gaining experience at a non-profit arts organization, foundation, and/or cultural institution. Interns will learn through active participation in tasks related to the foundation’s exhibitions, public programs, and grant programs.
This internship requires a flexible commitment of 2 days per week (Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm) and regular evening events, with an immediate start date.
Please email a resume and cover letter to Meg Onli at monli[at]grahamfoundation.org. No phone calls please.
For more information, click here.
Application Deadline: February 25, 2016
The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2016 Grants to Organizations. For sixty years, the Graham Foundation has provided project-based funding to individuals and organizations to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.
The application for the organizational grant cycle is available online. Organizations with eligible projects are invited to apply for a Production and Presentation Grant for projects that begin after September 15, 2016.
For more information about our grant programs, to learn if a project is eligible for funding, and to access the application, please see our grant guidelines.
In 2015, the Graham Foundation awarded more than $495,000 to 49 organizations around the world. These grants provided direct support for the development and presentation of publications, exhibitions, films, and other public programs. You can browse these and other recently funded projects here.
Image: Superonda Sofa, Archizoom Associati, 1966 – Archive Centro Studi Poltronova. Courtesy Dario Bartolini (Archizoom Associati). From the 2015 Organizational Grant to the Walker Art Center for Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia, on view through February 28, 2016.
The Graham Foundation galleries and bookshop will be closed Thursday, December 24, 2015 through January 2, 2016. Regular gallery and bookshop hours will resume the week of January 4, 2016 (Wed-Sat, 11am-6pm). Make sure to stop by and see our current exhibtion, Barbara Kasten: Stages, before it closes on Saturday, Jan. 9.
The Graham Foundation offices will be closed: December 24, 25, 31, and Jan. 1, 2016.
The Graham Foundation galleries and bookshop will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26-27, 2015, and will re-open on Saturday, November 28 with normal hours (Wed-Sat, 11am-6pm).
Our current exhibition, Barbara Kasten: Stages, is on view through January 9, 2016.
The Graham Foundation Bookshop is pleased to participate in the third annual Medium Cool, a book fair and holiday gift shop taking place on November 21 and 22 at Prairie Production in Chicago. Free and open to the public, Medium Cool will feature a wide array of printed matter and designed objects from local and international publishers, distributors, artists, and designers.
The Graham Foundation will be exhibiting a variety of unique books, periodicals, and ephemera, including our original publication, Treatise, a collection of fourteen manifestos by emerging design offices from around the world, and Barbara Kasten: The Diazotypes, a new, limited-edition signed artist book co-published with D.A.P.
Stop by our table to browse our selection, learn more about the Graham Foundation's programs and upcoming events, or just say hello.
Saturday, November 21, 12-6pm
Sunday, November 22, 11am-5pm
1314 W. Randolph St
The Graham Foundation Bookshop offers a variety of titles on architecture, art and related fields, ranging from recent Graham-funded projects to new, historically significant, and hard-to-find books and periodicals. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm, the bookshop is located in the Madlener House at 4 W. Burton Place.
We’ll be open this weekend, October 17-18, 2015, for Open House Chicago (OHC), the city’s annual architecture festival organized by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Since 1963 the Graham Foundation has been located in the Madlener House, a turn-of-the-century, Prairie-style mansion designed by architect Richard E. Schmidt and designer Hugh M. G. Garden. Restored in 1963 to become the Graham’s headquarters, the Madlener House features three floors of exhibition space, original art glass windows, and a courtyard garden that showcases our significant collection of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century architectural fragments.
This Saturday and Sunday, come tour the Madlener House and visit our current exhibition Barbara Kasten: Stages, which includes a new, site-specific video installation by Barbara Kasten produced specifically in response to the architecture of the Madlener House.
Saturday, October 17, 11am-5pm
Sunday, October 18, 12pm-4pm
Admission to all Open House Chicago sites is free. For more information, visit: http://openhousechicago.org/.
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