At Art Bridges, we do things differently.
We are an operating foundation, which means we offer you much more than just funding – we build projects with you, as your partner.
It’s a collaborative approach to working together, toward something new and exciting.
It’s a shared process of identifying what you need to be successful, and helping you find it.
It’s an opportunity to push boundaries, experiment, and innovate.
It’s a true partnership, in every way.
That’s why we call them projects instead of grants. Because we create them together.
Art Bridges has a passionate and dedicated staff, focused on helping you create the best possible project for your museum and community. The staff is here to expand your thinking, brainstorm ideas that are expansive and engaging, and connect you with other professionals who can offer inspiration. Niki Ciccotelli Stewart, Program Administrator, is your resource for great conversations around general Art Bridges operations, programming, engagement, and evaluation. Kristi Beckwith Dane, Program Manager, is your resource for ongoing management of projects and partnership building.
Art Bridges also works with experts in the fields of curatorial, collections care, and exhibitions to bring our work to life. These professionals are contracted by Art Bridges because of their expertise and their passion for sharing artworks with people everywhere. Margi Conrads, Director of Curatorial Affairs at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, is our expert resource on all curatorial questions and ideas, and works hard to connect institutions across the globe on a variety of projects.
A full listing of trustees, staff and extended team members can be found here.
Art Bridges Partners are creative, energized, passionate people, working hard in institutions across the country. Art Bridges is excited to get you in touch with them and see how partnerships can grow, exponentially, over time. For a full list of partners, click here.
With every project that Art Bridges helps bring to life, a wealth of knowledge is created and shared industry-wide. We will share projects widely through this website, for both inspiration and as a template for your own work. To get you started, visit the Projects section of the website to see what we’ve been up to.