FfAI provides support for operations, projects and research to new and alternative forms of ​institutions​ that are active in visual art and culture. We also make grants to i​ndividuals​ for their self-directed research and related travel. FfAI currently supports individuals, collectives, and organizations whose work may be threatened by extreme conflict, repressive political contexts, public intolerance, or other circumstances that restrict access to funding.

During the Covid-19 crisis, FfAI is offering greater flexibility to institutions to use funding for essential services and expenses, and to individuals seeking help with urgent needs, such as living expenses.

Recent grants have focused on research and practices that address the escalating culture wars, the erosion of rights, censorship, and other conditions of constraint. Grants to individuals are awarded for critical assistance during the Covid-19 crisis or for research related to specific areas central to FfAI’s ongoing concerns, including alternative forms of institutionality, the redefinition and use of archives, new applications for the commons, and the development of dynamic definitions of community, connectivity, and solidarity.

If your project or plans fit FfAI’s current focus and priorities, you may submit an online inquiry. You should review our recent grants first to see the kinds of institutions and projects we currently support. It will help you evaluate if your institution or project might be considered for funding.

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