Founded in 2010, Sixty Inches From Center is an online arts publication and archiving initiative that supports and promotes art and prose that flourish outside of mainstream historical narratives. Its founders believe that stories of artists, curators, organizers, advocates, and writers who work at the margins of contemporary practice are key to understanding history as well as our current moment and need to be both preserved and promoted. The organization aims to create more inclusive cultural canons, and prioritizes work that is by, about, and for communities often omitted from art history’s mainstream, such as Black, Indigenous, and Latinx artists, artists of color, LGBTQIA+ artists, and artists with disabilities. In addition to a vibrant, content-rich website, Sixty boasts productive, ongoing partnerships with over 50 local, mission- aligned archives as well as regional and national collectives, artist-run spaces, cultural organizations, archives, libraries, media outlets, foundations, and other organizations.
“Serving on the Warhol Foundation Board is an amazing opportunity to fund arts organizations throughout the U.S., the work is monumental, meaningful and an incredible learning experience for me as an artist.”
Catherine Opie, Artist