The National Coalition Against Censorship is honored to receive The Wynn Kramarsky Freedom of Expression Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to support the Arts Advocacy Program. The Warhol Foundation has been a longtime supporter of and important partner to NCAC’s Arts Advocacy Program, the only national project dedicated to working directly with individual artists and curators involved in censorship disputes.
In accordance with Andy Warhol’s will, the mission of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is the advancement of the visual arts. The foundation manages an innovative and flexible grants program while also preserving Warhol’s legacy through creative and responsible licensing policies and extensive scholarly research for ongoing catalogue raisonné projects. To date, the foundation has given over $200 million in cash grants to over 1,000 arts organizations in 49 states and abroad and has donated 52,786 works of art to 322 institutions worldwide.
In addition to NCAC, the foundation funds artist-centered organizations, exhibitions and curatorial research with a focus on practices that are experimental, under-recognized, and/or challenging. They also provide support to other key resources for artists, including Common Field, a national network of visual arts organizations and organizers; W.A.G.E., an organization that advocates for and assists artists in establishing sustainable economic relationships with institutions; and Arts Writers Program, offering annual grants to writers writing about contemporary visual art.