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.
2016 Patrons Circle Cocktail Benefit Wednesday, June 22
This year's Benefit took place at Tribeca studio of artist Donald Sultan. Guests celebrated the third year of funding for summer curatorial internships and enjoyed fine white wine courtesy of Ramey Wine Cellars. Read Eileen Kinsella's item on this year's event on artnet. The annual IFPDA Foundation Patrons Circle Cocktail Benefit provides support to the IFPDA Foundation for this important new initiative as well as the annual grants program. Patrons renew their contribution annually by purchasing a Benefit ticket or by making a comparable contribution.
2016 Curatorial Internships Announced!
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.
Six museums have been selected to receive funding to host an internship in 2016. Each offers object-based exposure to their print collection under the guidance of knowledgeable specialists. This year's host institutions are: the Chrysler Museum of Art, The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Harvard Art Museums, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the RISD Museum, and the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.
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. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2016.
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 IFPDA Print Fair. 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 may make their request in writing to the IFPDA Foundation, in accordance with the application guidelines. The 2016 recipient will be announced at the IFPDA Print Fair on November 2, 2016.
Previous recipients include:
2015 | Cincinnati Art Museum
2014 | Portland Art Museum
2013 | The British Museum
2012 | Philadelphia Museum of Art
IFPDA Foundation Board of Directors
Robert K. Newman
Paula M. Panczenko
Tara K. Reddi
Michele T. Senecal