The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Warhol Initiative


The Warhol Initiative was an invitational program that concluded in 2012. It was designed to bolster the organizational capacity of small and mid-sized, artist-centered organizations across the country. Historically under-funded, these groups serve as vital breeding grounds for artistic experimentation, professional development and community engagement with art. The Initiative provided 64 participants with cash grants of approximately $125,000, professional consulting services, and triennial conferences that brought the groups’ leaders together for networking, workshops and training sessions with each other and non-profit management consultants. For more on the Initiative please visit


911 Media Arts Center
Seattle, WA
Momenta Art
Brooklyn, NY
Aljira, Inc
Newark, NJ
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
Brooklyn, NY
Art In General
New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson
Tucson, AZ
Artists Space
New York, NY
New Langton Arts
San Francisco, CA
New Haven, CT
Out North
Anchorage, AK
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center 
Atlanta, GA
Participant Inc
New York, NY
Aurora Picture Show
Houston, TX
Printed Matter
New York, NY
Ballroom Marfa
Marfa, TX
Project Row Houses
Houston, TX
CEPA Gallery
Buffalo, NY
Provisions Library
Washington, DC
Charlotte Street Foundation
Kansas City, MO
Real Art Ways
Hartford, CT
Creative Time
New York, NY
New York, NY
Diaspora Vibe Gallery
Miami, FL
Salina Art Center
Salina, KS
Dieu Donne Papermill
New York, NY
San Francisco Camerawork
San Francisco, CA
Diverse Works
Houston, TX
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art 
San Jose, CA
Elsewhere Collaborative
Greensboro, NC
Second Street
Charlottesville, VA
Exit Art
New York, NY
Self Help Graphics
Los Angeles, CA
Franklin Art Works
Minneapolis, MN
Slought Foundation
Philadelphia, PA
Galerie de la Raza
San Francisco
Smack Mellon
Brooklyn, NY
Buffalo, NY
Southern Exposure
San Francisco, CA
Headlands Center for the Arts
Sausalito, CA
SPACE Gallery
Portland, ME
Intermedia Arts
Minneapolis, MN
Space One Eleven
Birmingham, AL
Intersection for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
Cleveland, OH
Kansas City Artists Coalition
Kansas City, MO
Storefront for Art & Architecture
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Telic Arts Exchange
Los Angeles, CA
Lawndale Art Center
Houston, TX
The Center for Women and Their Work
Austin, TX
Los Angeles, CA
The Coleman Center for Arts and Culture
York, AL
Legion Arts
Cedar Rapids, IA
The Luggage Store Gallery
San Francisco, CA
Living Arts of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK
The Soap Factory 
Minneapolis, MN
Locust Projects
Miami, FL
Chicago, IL
Machine Project
Los Angeles, CA
Washington, DC
San Jose, CA
Watts House Project
Los Angeles, CA
Maryland Art Place
Baltimore, MD
White Columns
New York, NY
Midway Contemporary Art Center
Minneapolis, MN