Squeaky Wheel receives $100,000 from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

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Mon January 17, 2022 9:50 AM

Support will provide opportunities for artists, exhibitions, screenings and public programs

Squeaky Wheel recently announced that it has been awarded a multi-year program support grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in the amount of $100,000. The funding will support exhibitions and screenings, the workspace residency program, commissions, lectures and workshops that support individual artists and “demystify artistic practices.” The grant will also allow Squeaky Wheel to provide accessibility services such as live CART and ASL interpretation at events, and to continue to provide artists-in-residence with additional childcare and/or financial assistance. or support for people with disabilities.

Zainab Saleh, Executive Director of Squeaky Wheel, said, “We are honored to receive this grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation to support our programs. This funding will provide our organization and our artists with the crucial space to experiment and critically reflect on how the pandemic has changed the way we engage with each other, both in physical spaces and virtually. .

Rachel Bers, Program Director of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, said, “Squeaky Wheel provides critical opportunities for media artists to create and present work in unconventional ways to new audiences. We are pleased to support its programs that bring experimental artists to Buffalo and provide them with a platform from which they can participate in national conversations about media art.

Squeaky Wheel is one of 49 organizations receiving funding through the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Fall 2021 grant cycle, with awards totaling $4.1 million. A press release noted, “Our year-round media arts programming supports experimentation, challenges conventional boundaries, and connects artist’s work to audiences and communities across Western New York. and beyond.”

In accordance with Warhol’s will, the mission of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is the advancement of the visual arts. The foundation operates an innovative and flexible grants program while preserving Warhol’s legacy through creative and responsible licensing policies and extensive scholarly research for ongoing catalog raisonné projects. To date, the foundation has awarded nearly $260 million in cash grants to more than 1,000 arts organizations in 49 states and abroad and has donated 52,786 works of art to 322 institutions worldwide. .

Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center’s mission is to continue a legacy of innovation in media arts through access, education and exposure. He envisions a community that uses electronic media and film to celebrate freedom of expression and diversity of voices. For more information, visit squeaky.org.

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