7|G Foundation champions organizations and individuals that challenge inequality in human rights, education, art and culture. By partnering with organizations, artists and community facilitators we seek to build strong community bonds that elevate local culture, while supporting cultural change founded upon our core values of social impact and sustainability.
Aperture Baxter St Next Step Award:
Aperture and Baxter St have joined forces to launch the Next Step Award. At a pivotal time in reconsidering equity across the country and in arts institutions, the Next Step Award aims to identify strong emerging or evolving voices whose work deserves greater recognition. The annual award will support underrepresented US-based artists at a critical juncture in their artistic development. It will also support the presentation of diverse opinions, as well as timely lens-based work that’s relevant to today’s visual culture and society, across a wide array of genres or approaches.
The National Foundation for the Advancement of Artists
YoungArts | Baxter St Residency Program:
YoungArts and Baxter St have partnered to offer a two month Workspace Residency at Baxter St to one YoungArts alumna/us per year. All YoungArts alumni artists currently residing in New York City who are working in photography or lens-based art are eligible to apply. This residency offers a lens-based artist much-needed workspace in New York City as well as a solo exhibition at the end of the residency. As a resident of this program, the selected YoungArts alumna/us will gain hands on experience, be counseled and supported by specialists in their field of study and work closely with Baxter St advisors.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force
Baxter St and the Maven Leadership Collective have come together to develop a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force providing an ecosystem of support for arts organizations. Providing institutions with practical resources, learning activities, and collaborative exchanges that offer meaningful opportunities to strengthen equity within organizations, this task force was established in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participating Institutions include: Creative Time, The Drawing Center, Eyebeam, Performance Space New York, Recess, Project for Empty Space, Aperture Foundation, Artists Space, Printed Matter, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Creative Capital, and New York Live Arts.
Steven Amedee Framing
Steven Amedee is a custom picture framing company and gallery offering exceptional design service and museum quality craftsmanship since 2002. Serving individuals, collectors, artists, designers, art consultants and corporations, their experienced artisans and craftsmen work with the finest materials, finishing them meticulously as they employ the highest standard of conservation techniques.
Stoneleaf Retreat is an artist residency and creative space for women and families, set in the Catskill Mountains of New York. It was founded in 2017 by Helen Toomer and Eric Romano to foster and support connection and community within a calm, natural setting. With the generous support of the 7|G Foundation, a new seasonal family residency slot is available exclusively for a Baxter St artist.
SOMA | Mexico Now
SOMA is a non-profit organization conceived to nurture discussion and exchange in the field of contemporary art and education in Mexico City. They build platforms to collectively investigate what art can become and how it can function in different contexts. More information can be found at www.somamexico.org.
The Celebrate Mexico Now Festival showcases more than 300 artists in 97 venues across New York City, this year celebrating its 16th year. Celebrate Mexico Now annually invites audiences to celebrate the creativity, heritage, and heart that contemporary Mexican artists bring to every arts field. The Festival’s expansive repertoire disrupts the often narrow definitions of Mexican culture by exploring the way contemporary artists are reflecting, reshaping and revisioning Mexican identity in the ever-changing global context. More information can be found at www.mexiconowfestival.org.