The Andy Warhol Foundation awarded Redux Contemporary Art Center a $70,000 grant to support the future of the nonprofit arts organization. The Andy Warhol Foundation, established in 1987, supports organizations like Redux for the advancement and expansion of the visual arts. The Foundation values the freedom of artistic expression and the impact it has on society.
“This is huge for us, but ultimately, it’s huge for the arts in Charleston,” says Karen Ann Myers, executive director at Redux. They have applied for the Warhol grant every year since they opened their doors in 2002.
The grant will provide Redux with two years of exhibition support. Myers explains that the grant will cover all the costs that go into making an exhibition happen. The money will be stretched out to cover all the expenses of the exhibiting artists, as well as producing exhibition catalogues and providing artists with moderate earnings.