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.
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.
Recognizing the importance of early career exposure to prints, the IFPDA Foundation is developing a program aimed at funding curatorial internships in museum print collections beginning in summer of 2014. The Foundation’s objective is to support programs that would provide interns with direct exposure to objects in museum collections under the guidance of one or more experienced print specialists.
Join this important support group whose generous contributions, along with annual funding from the International Fine Print Dealers Association, supports the Foundation's new initiatives and expansion of its Grants program. The 2013 Cocktail Benefit was hosted by Dr. Louis Aledort on Friday, November 8.
Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize Sponsored by CHAMPION & PARTNERS
On Wednesday, November 6, the IFPDA Foundation announced the selection of The British Museum as the 2013 recipient of The Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize. Through the generosity of Champion & Partners, the prize provides $10,000 for the Museum’s acquisition of one or more prints from any period at the 2013 IFPDA Print Fair held in New York from November 6 – 10, 2013. The Foundation announced the 2013 recipient at the Fair's glittering Opening Night Preview. 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.
Board of Directors
Robert K. Newman
Tara K. Reddi
Michele T. Senecal