Major Investment in contemporary arts in Chinatown: Announcing Andy Warhol Partnership
CCC Visual Art Center
750 Kearny St, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) is proud to announce a major investment and partnership in the contemporary arts vision for the Chinatown community.
CCC is thrilled to announce a collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and a celebration of the artistic innovations in the Chinatown community.
“For more than fifty years, CCC has been a vital resource for Asian-American artists and Bay Area residents, with numerous events, activities, and workshops that complement a robust arts program. We are excited to support CCC’s exhibitions and new Public Practice Initiative, which together will help the organization to connect its long history of civic engagement with contemporary artistic concerns,” says Rachel Bers, Program Director, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
“We are beyond thrilled to be a recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. This honor must be shared with our artists, whose work challenge stereotypes, shift narratives through creativity and imagination," says Artistic Director Abby Chen. "It is great to be reaffirmed by the country's most prestigious institution."
CCC is among five recipients in the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of the African Diaspora, Institute of the Arts and Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, and Aggregate Space in Oakland.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts support will go toward CCC’s visual arts programming and artistic vision for the next two years. These programs include the “Museum Without Walls” initiative, which brings art out into the public space, and “Present Tense: Task of Remembrance,” a 10 year anniversary exhibition.
CCC is also supported by the Grants for the Arts, the San Francisco Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, the SF Community Challenge Grant program, California Arts Council, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Workforce and Development, with new partnerships this year from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Elizabeth Graham Firestone Foundation, and Gilead.
About the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was established in 1987. In accordance with Andy Warhol's will, its mission is the advancement of the visual arts. The Foundation's objective is to foster innovative artistic expression and the creative process by encouraging and supporting cultural organizations that in turn, directly or indirectly, support artists and their work. The Foundation values the contribution these organizations make to artists and audiences and to society as a whole by supporting, exhibiting and interpreting a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practice.
For more information, visit The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
(Image from community celebration on Wednesday, July 18 announcing the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Collaboration)
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