Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 12/6/2023

Exhibition Program

Recognizing current and historical inequities in presentations and understandings of American art history, the Terra Foundation encourages temporary loan exhibitions that address these imbalances and exclusions at institutions worldwide.

Terra Foundation Exhibitions grants provide support for organizations to plan and present temporary exhibitions drawn primarily from works not in their permanent collections.

To be considered, visual art projects should focus on arts of the United States, including Native American arts. The projects we support can be focused on historical or contemporary art. Contemporary art projects should offer a reflective and critical engagement with histories, arts, and/or art histories associated with American contexts.

The Terra Foundation encourages proposals from organizations (e.g., museums, art centers, and community-based cultural organizations) of varying sizes and annual budgets and representing the full spectrum of geographic regions, within and outside the United States.

Prospective applicants from Duke University – contact Carol Vorhaus in the Office of Foundation Relations, University Development at carol.vorhaus@duke.edu.

Deadline for Letters of Inquiry:  March 8, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

For this program, the Terra Foundation accepts proposals only from institutions with United States 501(c)(3) status or its international equivalent. If co-organizing a temporary exhibition with a partner museum, the co-organizers must apply jointly. Grants are not made to individuals.

Amount Description

Recent awards ranged from $25K -  $350K.

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