The IFPDA Foundation
The Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization established by the IFPDA | International Fine Print Dealers Association in 2009 to inspire and fund educational projects aimed at fostering connoisseurship in the field of fine prints for a new generation of collectors, curators, and specialists.
The IFPDA Foundation Patrons Circle Cocktail Benefit is an annual fundraiser that provides support to the IFPDA Foundation. Patrons renew their contribution annually by purchasing a ticket to the cocktail benefit or making a comparable contribution. If you would like to be come a member of the Patrons Circle of supporters, please contact us at 212-674-6095. The next cocktail benefit will take place in 2016.
The IFPDA Foundation Curatorial Internship Program funds curatorial internships in museum print collections. Recognizing the importance of early career exposure to prints, the IFPDA Foundation aims to empower print curators to cultivate the next generation of scholars, curators, dealers, and specialists in the field of fine prints.
In 2015, six museums were each awarded funds to host a curatorial intern focused on the study of its print collection, including the The Art Institute of Chicago, the Smith College Museum of Art, Musee Jenisch Vevey, the National Gallery of Ireland, the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, and the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center.
Through its grants program, the Foundation aims to motivate museums and educational institutions to sustain and fortify their commitment to this important form of artistic expression by providing financial support for exhibitions, lectures and educational materials.
Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize Sponsored by CHAMPION & PARTNERS
Through the generosity of Champion & Partners, the Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize provides $10,000 for a Museum’s acquisition of one or more prints from any period at the 2015 IFPDA Print Fair held in New York from November 4 – 8, 2015. In naming the prize, Champion & Partners has chosen to honor the artist, Richard Hamilton, as a tribute to the artist’s profound influence on their own appreciation of prints, and to acknowledge his impact on generations of printmakers.
To be eligible for consideration, museums must be primarily devoted to the exhibition of works of art, be open to the public, and be legally organized nonprofits or government entities. Institutions who wish to be considered for the 2014 prize may make their request in writing to the IFPDA Foundation, in accordance with the application guidelines. The deadline for applications is July 10, 2015.
IFPDA Foundation Board of Directors
Robert K. Newman
Paula M. Panczenko
Tara K. Reddi
Michele T. Senecal