Threewalls ia an artist-centered organization that provides critical financial and logistical support to artists making public and socially-engaged work, highlighting projects by local artists who are predominantly of African, Latinx, Arab, Asian, or Native American descent. Each year Threewalls welcomes up to twelve artists and collaborative teams to participate in its two-year RaD Lab/Outside Walls Fellowships. Artists are invited to conduct multiple site visits, hold public meetings, and gather informal groups to develop project ideas with community input. Threewalls serves as an important conduit and point of contact between the artist, city agencies, and local community groups. It leverages its deep knowledge of community engagement strategies and its existing relationships to assist in the realization of ambitious public projects that respond to community-specific needs or issues.
“We strive to support institutions that share our artist-centered values. The small grassroots arts organizations as well as the museums that comprise our grantees provide invaluable opportunities for artists to express their unique perspectives on the pressing urgencies of the day. We hope that our grants help to amplify artists’ voices within their communities, in national discussions and debates, and across platforms in the international contemporary art world.”
Joel Wachs, President