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CSUF’s Grant Grand Central Art Center gets $100,000 Grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

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Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center will receive $100,000 from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Center will receive the funding over two years. 

The grant will support research and project developments for artists in the center’s artist-in-residence program.

“GCAC’s residencies develop by believing that an actual creative process should be fluid and porous, not confined or restricted by limitations and preconceived notions placed upon it from the onset,” said Director and Chief Curator John Spiak. “The process should be allowed to roam freely, providing opportunities for exchange, discovery and influence to occur organically.”

CSUF 1997 fine arts alumni Carlee Fernandez will take part in the program, and Jasmin Mara López will create a film on current Cal State Fullerton student, Gilbert Anthony Romero.

The GCAC has been a recipient of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts award two other times. 

“Grand Central Art Center’s residency program offers artists unique opportunities and generous resources to develop long-term community collaborations in and beyond Santa Ana,” said Rachel Bers, program director of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, “We are happy to support its commitment to artist-led and process-oriented programs that bring the voices of artists into meaningful conversation with community members around issues of local and national significance.” 

In accordance with Andy Warhol’s will, the mission of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is the advancement of the visual arts. The foundation manages an innovative and flexible grants program while also preserving Warhol’s legacy through creative and responsible licensing policies and extensive scholarly research for ongoing catalogue raisonné projects. To date, the foundation has given nearly $250 million in cash grants to over 1,000 arts organizations in 49 states and abroad and has donated 52,786 works of art to 322 institutions worldwide.

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