Resources

Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) is an initiative of the Joan Mitchell Foundation designed to provide support to older artists in the areas of studio organization, archiving, inventory management, and through this work create a comprehensive and usable documentation of their artworks and careers.

The Artist as Philanthropist: Strengthening the Next Generation of Artist-Endowed Foundations is a study conducted by the Aspen Institute for the Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation and is the first effort to define and describe the artist-endowed foundation field in the US. Though a small portion of all private foundations, these distinctively endowed entities are growing in number and as such, represent a potential force shaping cultural philanthropy and stewarding this country's postwar and contemporary art patrimony. Released in 2010, the two-volume report detailing the Study's findings -- The Artist as Philanthropist: Strengthening the Next Generation of Artist-Endowed Foundations -- provides leaders in philanthropy, the arts, education, and journalism with an overview of the artist-endowed foundation field, its origins, current status, trends, and prospects. In addition, the Study Report offers artist-donors, their advisors, and foundation leaders a summary of considerations in forming, sustaining, and terminating artist-endowed foundations as well as planning and conducting foundations' charitable programs. A reading guide to the study report for artists, their family members and / or heirs can be downloaded here.