1708 Gallery’s mission is to present exceptional new art. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunities for artistic innovation for emerging and established artists and to expanding the understanding and appreciation of new art for the public. Its exhibition program features recent and newly commissioned work by artists who engage critically with the culture of our times, and whose practices highlight overlooked, under-valued or speculative subject positions. 1708 mounts six exhibitions annually in its main gallery space, organizes several satellite projects, including the annual InLight Richmond festival, and publishes an online journal, ext. 1708. 1708’s public art initiatives cultivate dialogue and exchange with a range of Richmond neighborhoods, expanding the diversity of participants in its programs and connecting its curatorial efforts to those of peer organizations around the country.
The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant is launched as part of an arts writing initiative designed to support independent, progressive arts publications and individual arts writers.