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Artadia is a national non-profit organization that identifies innovative visual artists and supports them with unrestricted, merit-based financial awards and connections to a network of opportunities. Since 1999, Artadia has awarded over $5 million in unrestricted funds to over 325 artists in 7 cities.

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Artadia was founded in San Francisco in 1999 by Christopher E. Vroom and a group of art collectors and philanthropists who recognized that visual artists could benefit from increased financial and professional support. After relocating to New York in 2002, the organization’s mission increased its geographical scope, expanding its grant-making program to artists living and working in seven unique urban communities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Today, in its six active Award cities, Artadia annually awards unrestricted, merit-based grants directly to artists through a curator-driven process. The organization also presents the Art & Dialogue series, which features studio visits and public programs showcasing Artadia’s Awardees, and the Artadia Fellowship, which supports immigrant and refugee artists with connections to Artadia Awardees in the Houston art community.

Summer Wheat (NADA New York 2016); Carolyn Ramo, Executive Director; Nick Cave (Chicago 2006), Board Member; Marilyn Minter, Board Member
Staff
Carolyn Ramo

Executive Director

Anastasia Kidd

Deputy Director

Jonathan Gardenhire

Program Coordinator

Meghan Garven

Administrative Assistant

Jessica Trent

Los Angeles Associate

Board of Directors

Ian Alteveer
New York

Robert Brawner
Atlanta

Susan Bridges
Atlanta

Nick Cave
Chicago

Joelle Connolly
San Francisco

Aurele Danoff Pelaia
Los Angeles
Vice President

Laura Roberson Fisch
New York
President

Oliver Frankel
New York

Marjory Graue
San Francisco

John Guess, Jr.
Houston

Cecily Horton
Houston

Chrissie Iles
New York

Tony Karman
Chicago

Olivia Marciano
Los Angeles

Karen Mehiel
New York
Treasurer

Marilyn Minter
New York

Judy Nyquist
Houston

Marie Samuels
New York

Franklin Sirmans
Miami

Christopher E. Vroom
New York
Founder

Jennifer Williams
Dallas

Grant Withers
Los Angeles

Lisa Wolman
New York

Richard Ziegelasch
New York

Laurie Ziegler
Los Angeles

Margot Ziegler
New York
Secretary