The Gunk Foundation
is a charitable operating foundation that was established in December
1994 to provide a counterbalance to the recent, disturbing trends
in funding for intellectual endeavors. The intellectual core in
many countries has suffered a variety of setbacks over the last
decade—massive cutbacks in governmental support for non-military,
non-corporate projects; a conservative backlash that has effectively
censored many forms of communication; the spreading grip of corporate
funding for all forms of intellectual production; and the economic,
social and ideological shifts created by the forces of globalization.
It is our hope that The Gunk Foundation will help to challenge
some of these trends.
The Grants for Public Art Program has been temporarily suspended.