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Art Matters


Last Updated: 2015-09-24

At A Glance

Art Matters

PO Box 311

New York City, NY United States 10012-0006


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $79,727

Total giving: $186,650






Established in 1985 in NY - The foundation was created to assist artists who make work intending to break ground aesthetically and socially

Purpose and Activities

Giving is provided to encourage exploration of issues and ideas; experimentation in visual arts, media, and performance; and presentation of new art.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grant Program

Grants of $3,000 to $10,000 to U.S. artists for projects that are socially engaged with a focus on local, national and/or global concerns. Art Matters funds individuals, collectives and collaborative teams working all visual media including experimental performance, and film.

Grants to Individuals Program

Grants and fellowships to artists who make work intending to break ground aesthetically and socially.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Visual arts

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $79,727 (market value)

Gifts received: $311,357

Expenditures: $310,930

Total giving: $186,650

Qualifying distributions: $294,230

Giving activities include:

$7,000 for 1 grant

$179,650 for 39 grants to individuals (high: $10,000; low: $3,000)