Campaign Progress

Art21 has been investing in exploration, research, and development to determine key opportunities and programming needs that will reach new target audiences. 

Operational and Programmatic Progress include:

  • Increased marketing and promotion 
  • Enlisting professional support: legal, recruiting, data, and accessibility analysts, web developers, and distribution  
  • New staff hires in communications, production, and administration
  • Piloting regional education and public programs in cities across the country
  • Activation of advisory committees to help shape new and developing programs and organizational activities
  • Launching Art21 Lifelong Learners program serving audiences 65+ 
  • Updating accessibility standards, including offering descriptive audio on all episodes of Season 11 of Art in the Twenty-First Century
  • Held Art21’s first-ever Art21 at the Movies—a 2-day documentary film event serving 600 individuals, featuring films about contemporary artists and art on the big screen
  • Began steps toward realizing Art21’s long-term goal of formalizing an accessible archive


Thank you to our campaign supporters

Arison Arts Foundation
Anne Bevis Detwiler
Natan and Jessica Bibliowicz
James and Jane Cohan
Nick Dowling
Dawn and Chris Fleischner
Bill and Christy Gautreaux
Agnes Gund
David Howe
Oliver Herring
Laurie Tisch Illumination Fund
Mel and Adam Lewis
Lambent Foundation
Louise Eliasof and James Sollins
Anna Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation
Scott Mueller
Christine Turner
Carrie Mae Weems
Diana Wierbicki
Migs and Bing Wright
Withers Worldwide