The Raynier Institute & Foundation is supporting a consortium of two highly-regarded arts organizations – a granting agency and a free public museum – that support exceptional Washington State artists in distinct but complementary ways through a one-time grant of $1,100,000 million divided equally between the Frye Art Museum ($550,000) and Artist Trust ($550,000). The Frye Art Museum / Artist Trust Consortium will provide major impact quickly and effectively, serving as a national model of support for exceptional artists and collaborative projects. The grant fully funds the consortium’s programs for a five-year period thru 2018.
The goals of the project are:
- To create conditions for exceptional Washington State artists of all disciplines to advance their creative work
- To provide support structures that enable artists to develop and sustain their careers in the long term
- To create conditions for their work to be produced, exhibited and presented in an appropriate form and scale and to be preserved and documented as a cultural legacy
- To build community, strengthen civic imagination, and deepen relationships between exceptional Washington State artists and the communities in which they live