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As of 2020, our grantmaking priorities have expanded to include a focus on education. If you’re mostly familiar with the Thoma Foundation for our work in the arts, our recent work in rural education across the Southwest may be new to you. We invite you to explore our recent grants by clicking here to focus in on 2022! 

Have questions about our grantmaking? Email grants@thomafoundation.org to learn more. 



Bold Initiatives Grantees
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

Inaugural Bold Initiatives Grant for OPEN HOUSE Initiative

The Thoma Foundation is proud to provide lead support for the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa)’s new OPEN HOUSE initiatives. These initiatives embody the values of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, and ...

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Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art Recipients
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

McKenzie Wark, Established Digital Arts Writer

Established writer who challenges the value systems of internet culture McKenzie Wark is an Australian-born media theorist who teaches at The New School in New York City. Among their books are A Hacker Manifesto (Harvard, ...

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Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art Recipients
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

Legacy Russell, Emerging Digital Arts Writer

Emerging writer who advocates black excellence in digital art Legacy Russell is a writer and curator. Born and raised in New York City, she is the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio ...

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Education
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

Endowed Position: Marilynn Thoma Associate Curator, Art of the Spanish Americas

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is proud to announce a $2 million permanent endowment for a curatorial position devoted to art of the Spanish Americas at the Blanton Museum of ...

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Art of the Spanish Americas Awards Winners
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

Katherine Moore McAllen, Marilynn Thoma Post-Doctoral Fellow

The 2019–2020 $60,000 post-doctoral Marilynn Thoma fellowship in art of the Spanish Americas is awarded to Katherine Moore McAllen, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande, who will produce a ...

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Art of the Spanish Americas Awards Winners
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

Catalina Ospina, Marilynn Thoma Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Catalina Ospina, a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, will also receive a $45,000 stipend for her 2019–20 Marilynn Thoma pre-doctoral fellowship to support her study of the native Andean image-making ...

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Art of the Spanish Americas Awards Winners
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

Verónica Muñoz-Nájar Luque, Marilynn Thoma Pre-Doctoral Fellow

2019–20 Marilynn Thoma pre-doctoral fellow Verónica Muñoz-Nájar Luque, a PhD candidate at University of California, Berkeley, will receive $45,000 to conduct research on the unexamined imagery of the Amazon communities, collectively referred ...

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Exhibitions
Nonprofit Organization Grantees
Publication Recipients

I Was Raised on the Internet

I Was Raised on the Internet focuses on how the internet has changed the way we experience the world. Due to new types of gaming and entertainment and the rise of social ...

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Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art Recipients
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

Mary Flanagan, Established Digital Arts Writer

Mary Flanagan has been writing about digital art since the 1990s, with a particular focus on virtual spaces and games. She has long investigated the impact of feminist and alternative performances on ...

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Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art Recipients
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

Dawn Chan, Emerging Digital Arts Writer

With an early background in computer vision and artificial intelligence research, Dawn Chan uses art criticism to confront the identity politics embodied in digital art. Underlying Chan’s work is the understanding that ...

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