Asian American Writers Workshop, Margin Fellows.

August 4, 2021

See highlights from the year that was, covering May 1, 2020–April 30, 2021.

June 7, 2021

Helga Davis elected to her first term as a Director, and Sarah Bellamy and Lori Pourier re-elected to their second terms

May 19, 2021

The Jerome Foundation has committed $1M to support two collaborative funding initiatives, one in Minnesota and one in New York City, for Black, Native American and Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian American-Led Arts Organizations.

January 27, 2021

60 Fellowships from 820 applications chosen for over $3.8M in total support to awarded to early career artists

January 11, 2021

Philanthropies Condemn Political Violence, Call on Leaders to Protect Democracy and Get Back to the People’s Business

December 8, 2020

This is as a critical moment for the arts and for our nation. We have been spending time in conversations with artists, arts organizations, our Board and grantmaking colleagues about the role we should play both in the immediate crises and for the long term. Today, we are making a commitment to “the long game.”

June 8, 2020

At its annual meeting on June 7, 2020, the Jerome Foundation Members of the Corporation elected Curator of Media and Performance at the Museum of Modern Art Thomas Lax (New York, NY), and President of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Sanjit Sethi (Minneapolis, MN) to the Jerome Foundation Board of Directors.

June 2, 2020

We at the Jerome Foundation mourn the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN. We recognize that we live in a country that systemizes violence on many levels against Black people—a system whose most visible recent victims also include Breonna Taylor in Louisville, KY and Ahmaud Arbery in Glynn County, GA.

April 15, 2020

The Foundation has awarded an additional $150,000 in support of four collaborative funds: the Artist Relief fund, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Emergency Relief Fund, NY Community Trust’s COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund, and Springboard for the Arts’ Personal Emergency Relief Fund.

April 14, 2020

While grants were originally designed to support one or two years of support specifically for programs and services benefitting early career artists, the Foundation at its Board meeting on March 29 decided to give all grantees the option of using the first year of funding for general operating support, if necessary.