Monira Foundation

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Who we are

Monira Foundation, an independent  501(c)(3) nonprofit institution, functions as a radical experimental  laboratory, working in close collaboration with artists, curators,  musicians, producers, and writers to conceive, realize, and present  innovative projects in all media. Its aim is to spark, intensify, and  promote an evolving cultural and social dialogue between creators,  audiences, and institutions. Focusing on the unique potential of  interdisciplinary work in a context distinct from the distracting  pressures of academia and the market, Monira Foundation advances the  practices and products of today’s foremost artists, amplifying their  contributions to communities both local and distant.


Our mission is to expand the reach  and quality of art available to the public through residencies,  exhibitions, and educational programs that address urgent and ongoing  community needs, particularly as these needs evolve and change.


Through our vision we champion the  creation and understanding of art and its unique and vital contribution  to society. When, as now, creative individuals and collectives are under  political and economic distress, undertakings such as Monira Foundation  assume an even greater significance, becoming resources and advocates  for artists in ways that reflect their inestimable societal value.


At our core, we value:

Our constituents – Artists, Institutions, and Patrons

Dialogue – As the catalyst to innovation and understanding

Education – As fundamental to personal, professional, and societal growth

Community – As a place for encouragement and opportunity

Monira Foundation