Program areas at RRF
Curatorial & research program:the curatorial & research program engages with an international roster of museums, scholars, publishers, and others seeking knowledge and understanding of Robert Rauschenberg's life and art and is in the early stages of developing the authoritative catalogue raisonn. Resources, including 4 annual research-focused exhibitions, are made available for study by students, scholars, artists and curators. The curatorial & research program collaborates with graduate art history and art conservation programs providing on-going educational opportunities for graduate students and allowing for hands-on experience with Rauschenberg's work and legacy as an extension of their academic curriculum. The program provides ongoing internships and also partners with graduate students in organizing exhibitions.
Philanthropy program: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation primarily supports small to midsize arts and socially-engaged organizations that are contrarian and experimental, even courageous, in driving towards equity. In addition, the Foundation amplifies the creative life of artists and scholars across disciplines through residencies, commissions, and accessible public platforms. Finally, the Foundation supports research, exhibitions, publications, academic partnerships and special projects across the globe that promote the legacy of Robert Rauschenberg's joyful and irreverent approach to making work while living an empathetic and meaningful life.
Residencies programs: Robert Rauschenberg's 20-acre estate on captiva island, Florida, his home and studio for 40 years, has been transformed into a creative center that welcomes artists from around the world. There are now 6-7 one-month long residencies annually that serve + 70 artists, and other creative individuals of exceptional talent and promise, from a diverse mix of disciplines, backgrounds, ages, and career levels which are selected by an anonymous panel of art professionals. The residency program advances new work, extends practices into new mediums, and serves as a research and development lab for performance-based projects. In 2019 a residency program was established at the Foundation's headquarters in nyc providing work-only space for 1-3 artists per year, integrating the artists into the activities of the Foundation and exposing them to the legacy of Robert Rauschenberg and his work.
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