The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts announced today $480,000 in new grants to organizations to support 42 projects that engage original ideas in architecture. These grants enable organizations to produce exhibitions, publications, new media initiatives, conferences, and other programs that claim new ground in architectural discourse and create public forums for innovative and challenging ideas. Our new grantees join a distinguished community of individuals and organizations whom the Graham Foundation has supported over the past 58 years in its role as one of the few funders in the field of architecture.
The awarded projects were selected from a competitive pool of over 200 submissions representing 15 countries. The new grantees comprise a diverse range of national and international organizations in cities such as Istanbul, Leeds, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Houston, and Chicago. They include art and architecture museums, non-profit galleries, colleges and universities, independent publishers and journals, and other organizations.
For a complete list of the 2014 Grants to Organizations and the grantee project pages, click here.
Image: Kenneth Josephson, "Chicago," 1969. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago. From the 2014 Graham Foundation Organizational Grant to the Art Institute of Chicago for "The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980."
The Graham Foundation Bookshop is pleased to participate in Chicago’s second annual Medium Cool Book Fair on Sunday, August 10. Free and open to the public, Medium Cool will feature a wide array of local, national, and international makers, publishers, and distributors of art books and related ephemera. We will be exhibiting a variety of unique titles on architecture, art and related fields, ranging from recent Graham-funded projects to new, historically significant, and hard-to-find books and periodicals. Stop by our table to browse our selection, learn more about our programs and upcoming events, or just say hello.
Medium Cool Book Fair
Sunday, August 10
10 AM–8 PM
1314 W. Randolph St
The Graham Foundation Bookshop, located in the Madlener House at 4 W. Burton Place, will remain open through the summer as we prepare for our fall exhibition, Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966 - 1971.
Summer bookshop hours are Tuesday to Friday, 11AM to 5PM. Regular gallery and bookshop hours (Wednesday to Saturday, 11AM to 6PM) will resume September 20, 2014.
The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Grants to Individuals. Since 1956, the Graham Foundation has provided direct funding to individuals to produce publications, exhibitions, films, research, and other projects that foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.
Applicants must submit an online Inquiry Form, the first stage of a two-stage application process, by September 15, 2014 at 5PM CDT.
For more information about Graham Foundation grants and eligibility, please see the grant guidelines.
In 2014, the Graham Foundation awarded over $520,000 to 68 projects by individuals. Browse these and other recently funded projects here.
Image: View of the squatted Torre Confinanzas, Caracas, Venezuela. Courtesy of Justin McGuirk. From the 2010 and 2012 Graham Foundation Individual Grants to Justin McGuirk for the research and publication of "Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture" (Verso, 2014).
“Architecture defines a city, and no city has been defined by its architecture—or has influenced global architectural design—like Chicago.”
—Mayor Rahm Emanuel
In the fall of 2015, the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial—an international forum on architecture and the designed environment—will open in Chicago. The Biennial will bring the world’s leading architectural talent together to explore the ideas, ambitions, and challenges facing the contemporary city in an age of accelerated change. Featuring the work of both established and emerging architects, the Biennial will address the major concerns of our time: the social, environmental, aesthetic, technological, and economic issues that shape the world we live in.
Presented in partnership with the City of Chicago and the Graham Foundation, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will create new platforms to examine the past, present, and future of architecture.
BP is the Presenting Sponsor of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.
To download the press release, click here, or visit www.chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org.
The Graham Foundation congratulates all of our grantees participating in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Additionally, we are pleased to provide major support to the U.S. pavilion for the exhibition ‘OfficeUS.’
Graham Foundation Grantees at the 2014 Venice Biennale
Rem Koolhaas (1974*), director of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition
Phyllis Lambert (CCA, 1991), recipient of the 2014 Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award
Iñaki Ábalos (2014), Lucia Allais (2006), Tom Avermaete (2005), Andrew Bryant (2013), Jean-Louis Cohen (2012), Beatriz Colomina (1987), Elizabeth Diller (1985), Keller Easterling (1991), Peter Eisenman (1966), Stanislaus Fung (2000), Joseph Grima (2010), Samantha Hardingham (2012), Li Hu (2009), Sam Jacob (2014), Charlie Koolhaas (2011), Michael Kubo (2008), Vladimir Kulić (2014), Jimenez Lai (2011), Alex Lehnerer (2011), Armin Linke (2011), Michael Meredith (2008), Ana Miljacki (2004), Hans Ulrich Obrist (2009), Lluís Ortega (2013), Kayoko Ota (2009), Kyong Park (2002), Michelle Provoost (2014), David Reinfurt (2013), Hilary Sample (2003), Felicity D. Scott (2011), Lola Sheppard (2014), Martino Stierli (2011), Yehre Suh (2008), André Tavares (2014), Wouter Vantisphout (2014), Shuo Wang (2013), Mark Wasiuta (2008), Eyal Weizman (2010), Mason White (2014)
*year of first Graham Foundation grant
Image: TAC Offices, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967. Photo: Ezra Stoller, Esto. From the 2014 Graham Foundation grant for the U.S. Pavilion exhibition ‘OfficeUS’ at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.
For more information about the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, click here.
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts announces its 2014 Grants to Individuals, which will award over $520,000 to 68 projects that demonstrate innovative and thought-provoking ideas in architecture. The new grantees comprise a diverse and multi-disciplinary group of U.S. and internationally-based architects, designers, artists, scholars, writers, curators, and others, who were selected from a competitive pool of more than 700 applicants representing 40 countries. The grants will provide direct support to individuals for the research, development, and presentation of publications, exhibitions, films, new media initiatives, and other programs.
For a complete list of the 2014 Grants to Individuals and the grantee project pages, click here.
Image: Papineau Gérin-Lajoie Architects, "Gordon Robertson School Building, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada," 1973. Photo: Guy Gérin-Lajoie. From the 2014 Graham Foundation Individual Grant to Lola Sheppard & Mason White for "Many Norths: Spatial Practices in a Shifting Territory."
On May 15, the Graham Foundation will announce its 2014 Grants to Individuals. This year, over $520,000 will be awarded to 68 projects that foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The grants will provide direct support to a range of projects, including publications, exhibitions, films, new media initiatives, and other programs that reach public audiences and promote new discourse about architecture.
To explore the projects supported through the foundation's 2013 Grants to Individuals, click here.
The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications for a part-time Program Assistant position. This paid fellowship position is an ideal opporutnity for 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. Selected applicants will learn through active participation in tasks related to the foundation’s grants and public programming.
START DATE: April 21, 2014
END DATE: September 2014 with potential to extend
WORK SCHEDULE: Flexible. 2 days per week 11:00am – 6:00pm, and regular evening events.
COMPENSATION: Paid Fellowship
To learn more about the position and application process, click here.
The Graham Foundation’s bookshop offers a selection of publications by our grantees and titles that relate to our public program of exhibitions and talks, as well as new, historically significant, and hard-to-find publications on architecture, urbanism, art, and related fields. Located in the former dining room of the turn-of-the-century Madlener House, the Graham Foundation bookshop carries titles from an international roster of publishers, as well as an extensive collection of local and international periodicals such as Abitare, apartamento, Domus, e-flux, Frieze, Log, Mark, Club Donny, Pin-Up, and Texte zur Kunst.
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).
2014 Carter Manny Award Deadline
The Carter Manny Award supports dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary concern and focus and have the potential to shape contemporary discourse about architecture and impact the field. Projects may be drawn from the various fields of inquiry supported by the Graham Foundation: architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; the visual arts; and other related fields. The award assists students enrolled in graduate programs in architecture, art history, the fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences working on architecture topics.
The Graham Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 Carter Manny Award now through March 15, 2014. For the award guidelines, eligibility information, and application, click here.
2014 Grants to Organizations Deadline
The application for the Graham Foundation’s 2014 Grants to Organizations is now available. Starting in 2014, the application for Grants to Organizations will be a one-stage process. The deadline to submit the application is February 25, 2014.
Organizations with eligible projects are invited to apply for a Production and Presentation Grant for projects that begin after September 15, 2014.
For more information about our grantmaking, to learn if your project is eligible for funding, and to access the application, see our grant guidelines.
In 2013, the Graham Foundation awarded more than $400,000 to 40 projects by organizations. You can browse these and other recently funded projects here.
On Tuesday, December 17th, the Graham Foundation will celebrate the launch of its new architectural bookshop designed by Chicago-based Ania Jaworska with a reception and book sale. Located in the former dining room of the foundation’s historic Madlener House, a 1901 Prairie style mansion in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, Jaworska’s installation is comprised of four bold mesh structures that display books and periodicals from the fields of architecture, design, art, and culture. In addition to recent hard to find publications, many titles are by the Graham Foundation’s international community of grantees and others are related to the Foundation’s exhibition program. The bookshop also carries select out-of-print titles.
The bookshop is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11AM-6PM
The bookshop will be open Monday to Saturday from 11AM-6PM through December 23, 2013 (and closed December 24--January 1).
Graham Foundation Bookshop Launch with designer Ania Jaworska
Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 6-8PM
To RSVP for the event click here or for more information call 312-787-4071
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