The Regional Regranting Program was established in 2007 to recognize and support the movement of independently organized, public-facing, artist-centered activity that animates local and regional art scenes but that lies beyond the reach of traditional funding sources. The program is administered by non-profit visual art centers across the United States that work in partnership with the Foundation to fund artists’ experimental projects and collaborative undertakings.
Since its inception, the Regional Regranting Program has grown steadily, adding new cities and regions to its national network each year. When COVID-19 hit in 2020 the Foundation doubled the number of regranting partners in its network in order to provide emergency funds to more artists in more regions. The now 34 Regional Regranting Partners are as follows: Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Knoxville, Lakota Communities/Western South Dakota, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Mobile, Nashville, New Orleans, Newark, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Philadelphia, Portland (OR), Portland (ME), Providence (RI), Raleigh (NC), San Francisco, San Juan, (PR), Seattle, St. Louis, Tucson, and Washington D.C. Together these programs have supported well over 1,000 independent art projects in the past ten years, granting more than 4.7 million dollars.
Laura Augusta, Ph.D is curator at the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she supervises all aspects of exhibition development, creation, and production. From 2014-2020, Augusta worked between Houston and Guatemala City: her writing about contemporary art in Guatemala City was awarded The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. She completed the Core Fellowship at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2016-2018), and was an inaugural Mellon Arts + Practitioner Fellow at the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration in 2021. As an independent curator, she curated more than 20 exhibitions at museums, university galleries, and artist-run spaces across the U.S. and Central America before moving to the Chihuahua Desert region in 2021; her writing about art has been published in artist monographs, edited volumes, journals, exhibition catalogs, and online.
Carlo McCormick is a critic and curator based in New York City. He was Senior Editor at Paper Magazine for over thirty years and has contributed to numerous art periodicals including Artforum, Art in America and Art News. His texts have appeared in over a hundred books and a dozen languages. He has curated exhibitions at museums across America, Europe and Asia, lectured worldwide, appeared in numerous documentaries and taught at various institutions including the San Francisco Art Institute, Sotheby's Institute and Yale University.
Nancy Rivera is an artist, curator, and arts administrator. In her current role as the Director of Planning & Program at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, she oversees the museum’s programmatic initiatives, including exhibition planning in support of the institution’s mission and core values. Rivera recently served as the Visual Arts Coordinator for the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. She is an alumna of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Leadership Institute and has served as a juror, panelist, and board member for institutions such as Brigham Young University, Sundance Film Festival, and the Salt Lake Arts Council.