Artwork Sustainability Grant Program

In January 2021 Holt/Smithson Foundation launches its first Grant Program, dedicated to Artwork Sustainability.

Core to our activities is ensuring the sustainability of artworks by Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson in both the Foundation’s collection and international museum collections.

The sustainable and strategic care of artworks by Holt and Smithson involves a careful understanding of their artistic practices. Both artists recalibrated the limits and possibilities of art, and sustaining their work into the future takes into account the tangible impact of the passing of time on their artworks.

This Artwork Sustainability Program enables stewards of artworks by Holt and Smithson to take sustainable care of artworks in their possession. Examples the Foundation is particularly interested in supporting include conservation of works on paper, conservation of sculpture, conservation of public art, and solutions to manage visits to earthworks and public sculpture.

The Artwork Sustainability Grant Program is open to nonprofit organizations around the world who care for artworks by Holt and Smithson.

Please check back with the Foundation in December 2020 for application procedure details.