Root Division, a visual arts non-profit, connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios. The organization was founded in 2002 as a sustainable arts hub that would constructively address the main challenges facing Bay Area emerging artists: need for low-cost studio space, exhibition opportunities, and arts-related professional experience. Giving back to the community is singular to our unique model where artists receive subsidized studio space in exchange for training and volunteering their time to do everything from teaching art classes to adults and low-income youth to organizing exhibitions.
“Few arts funders have the independence and clarity of purpose to defend the rights of artists and arts organizations to freely express difficult, uncomfortable, even radical ideas as courageously and consistently as the Andy Warhol Foundation.”
John Taft, Vice Chairman, Baird