Brian Boucher, Artnet News, November 29. 2017
On Wednesday, the two foundations announced the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative, which will fund 22 institutions around the US. Each foundation will provide $3 million over three years to pursue the ambitious goal of filling 30 percent of mid- and senior-level curatorial and management positions at U.S. art museums with staffers from historically under-represented populations by 2025. Grant recipients will have to pony up their own cash as well, matching every two dollars of grant money with a dollar of their own in the first year, and matching funds one-to-one in following years.
The lion’s share of the grants exceed $150,000, with some ranging as high as about $550,000, said a Ford Foundation representative. The grants will support existing programs as well as new ones.