Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center is pleased to announce a generous $60,000 multi-year grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to support the museum’s contemporary arts programming. This funding will support the creation and presentation of work centered on social justice and sustained community engagement with artists who are passionate about the history and legacy of Black Mountain College. We’re excited to share the results of these efforts with the community in Asheville and beyond through exhibitions, performances, and publications. ⁠


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 more than $250 million in cash grants to more than 1,000 arts organizations in 49 states and abroad and has donated 52,786 works of art to 322 institutions worldwide.

The Spring 2022 grantees are notable for their resilience, ingenuity, and dedication to supporting artists at every stage of their careers,” says Rachel Bers, Program Director, “As the culture shifts, they work side by side with artists to find ways to critically and creatively engage the forces that shape our world.”