The Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative

ARTIST-ENDOWED FOUNDATIONS INITIATIVE/AEFI

Bearing names such as Frankenthaler, Haring, Lichtenstein, Mapplethorpe, Mitchell, Pollock-Krasner, Rauschenberg, and Warhol, private foundations created by visual artists are a rapidly emerging force in cultural philanthropy and in artistic heritage stewardship. The Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative/AEFI aims to strengthen the next generation of artist-endowed foundations by increasing the capacity of these new entities to fulfill their founders’ charitable intentions. AEFI's strategy is to address the significant information gap facing foundation creators as well as those who lead, govern and advise foundations. This strategy is grounded in the findings of the National Study of Artist-Endowed Foundations, AEFI’s principal research component, and implemented through ongoing programs of research, publications, leadership education, and events to share knowledge with key audiences. Learn more here.


The Artist as Philanthropist: The Rise of Private Foundations Created by Visual Artists

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Williamstown, MA
The Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative and the Clark Art Institute present a public panel discussion examining the factors that are shaping this important phenomenon. Learn more.


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