Fine Arts Resources

The Franklin Furnace Fund

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc., on a mission to make the world safe for avant-garde art.

Franklin Furnace's mission is to present, preserve, interpret, proselytize and advocate on behalf of avant-garde art, especially forms that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content. Franklin Furnace is dedicated to serving artists by providing both physical and virtual venues for the presentation of time-based visual art, including but not limited to artists' books and periodicals, installation art, performance art, and unforeseen contemporary avant-garde artforms; and to undertake other activities related to these purposes. Franklin Furnace is committed to serving emerging artists; to assuming an aggressive pedagogical stance with regard to the value of avant-garde art to life; and to fostering artists' zeal to broadcast ideas.

Offers grants to emerging artists, selected by peer panel review, to help them produce performance art works in New York (full-time students ineligible), people from all countries able to apply. Grant range: $2,00-10,000. 

Ringling Art Museum Fellowships

The Fellowship Program is designed to help recent recipients of a master’s or doctoral degree in the arts, arts administration or museum studies prepare for a career in museum management and administration, museum education and curatorship.

Applicants must be able to work independently and as a team member.  We seek individuals who are upbeat, imaginative and willing to participate in many areas of museum operation. Students nearing completion of a master’s or doctoral degree and who meet these requirements are encouraged to apply.

Each year Fellowship departments and projects change. For more information on this coming year’s department and the specific requirements of the position, contact Ringling Human Resources at