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.
Become a member of the Patrons Circle by purchasing a ticket for the 2015 Cocktail Benefit hosted by Susan Sheehan. Funds raised through this event will support the Foundation's Curatorial Internship Program.
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 2014, seven museums were each awarded funds to host a curatorial intern focused on the study of its print collection, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Library Company of Philadelphia, the New York Public Library, the RISD Museum, the University of Iowa Museum of Art, and the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University.
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 2014 IFPDA Print Fair held in New York from November 5 – 9, 2014. 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 15, 2014.
IFPDA Foundation Board of Directors
Robert K. Newman
Paula M. Panczenko
Tara K. Reddi
Michele T. Senecal