February 23, 2017

The Miami Zine Fair wins a WaveMaker Grant!

We are thrilled to announce that EXILE is a recipient of a WaveMaker Grant for the Miami Zine Fair! The fair takes place this year at the Lowe Art Museum on April 22, in partnership with University of Miami’s Special Collections and O, Miami Poetry Festival. The Miami Zine Fair will feature over 150 local artists, writers, publishers, and activists gathered together on the University of Miami campus, with an educational symposium hosted by the University of Miami’s own Special Collections. The WaveMaker Grant will be used towards commissioning a new series of special projects about identity, that will activate public areas in celebration of Miami’s dynamic print culture.

WaveMaker Grants, administered by Cannonball, is made possible by lead support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and is part of the Warhol Foundation's Regional Regranting Program. Part of a national network of Warhol-initiated re-granting programs, WaveMaker Grants is the first in the southeast.
Major support for WaveMaker Grants is also provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Afairs, and Wells Fargo.
WaveMaker Grants brings critical support to the growing number of innovative, artist-driven endeavors that make up Miami-Dade County’s burgeoning cultural landscape. WaveMaker Grants focuses on experimental, artist-centric projects and activities that operate without traditional funding sources and outside the demands of the marketplace. WaveMaker Grants provides monetary awards— individual grants of up to $10,000—to foster the development of non-commercial, non-institutional projects that are accessible to the public via process, presentation, production, or publication, and profoundly impact the critical, intellectual, and creative depth of Miami’s vibrant arts community. www.wavemakergrants.org

Cannonball is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3), arts organization dedicated to supporting artists, innovative forms of cultural production, and education to advance critical discourse and understanding of contemporary art practice. Based in downtown Miami, Florida, Cannonball’s artist-centric values are mirrored in its experimental programs, resources, and opportunities that respond to the needs of today’s artists and reflect our eforts to better understand the nuances and textures of South Florida.

The Regional Regranting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts aims to support vibrant, under-the-radar artistic activity by partnering with leading cultural institutions in communities across the country. The program allows the Foundation to reach the sizeable population of informal, non-incorporated artist collectives and to support their alternative gathering spaces, publications, websites, events and other projects. The Foundation plans to expand this program with partner organizations in areas where the level of on- the-ground, self-organized artistic activity is highest. www.warholfoundation.org