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.
“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