Arts Center wins Luce grant | Rock Candy

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Arts Center wins Luce grant

Posted By on Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 11:55 AM


The Arkansas Arts Center, operating on the tightest budget in years, has had to do without crucial curatorial positions. Today, the Arts Center announced that it won a $168,000 American Art Renewal Fund grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to fund, for one year, the positions of curator of drawings and curator of contemporary craft.

The Luce Foundation developed the American Art Renewal Fund as a temporary answer to the economic downturn. Because the funding is for a year only, Arts Center director Todd Herman has the Arts Center must commit to enlarging future budgets to continue funding the positions. There is no alternative — a museum with a huge collection of important works on paper and fine craft and no curators is an untenable idea.

Will update on when the hiring will take place when I get a call back from the AAC.

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