Art Acquisition Fund

Grants for Alaska museums to purchase for their collections work by practicing Alaska artists.

Press Releases

Exhibition celebrates decade of collecting contemporary art for Alaska museums

For Immediate Release
Contact: Laura Carpenter (907) 929-9227

Anchorage, AK – In 2003, Alaska’s Rasmuson Foundation launched its Art Acquisition Fund to provide grants to museums that collect current work by Alaska artists. In its first ten years, the fund distributed nearly $2 million and helped 33 museums purchase more than 1,000 works by 436 artists.


First Quarter Awards Announced

For Immediate Release
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage –  Rasmuson Foundation announced that in the first quarter of 2013 it made 36 Tier 1 awards for a total of $654,761, and renewed support of the Art Acquisition Fund for $285,000. These grants join six Sabbatical Awards announced in January.


Foundation Commits $8.5 Million in Arts Funding

For Immediate Release
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage – The Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors announced that it will continue targeted support that began almost a decade ago to ensure a diverse and vibrant arts community for Alaska.

Over the next four years, $8.5


First quarter awards announced

For Immediate Release
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage –  In the first quarter of 2012, Rasmuson Foundation made 29 awards totaling $915,215 to Alaska nonprofits, including three sabbatical awards previously announced. A complete list of awards can be found at the end of this release.

Initiative News

The art exchange

Crates and boxes have been coming and going. Workers, looking official with levels, tacks and hammers, have been sweeping into the offices. The art exchange is on.

Grantseeking Tips

Relationship building with funders

By now you’ve likely heard that Rasmuson Foundation, like many funders, has significantly reduced its grantmaking for 2009 in light of the recent economic conditions. As announced by President Diane Kaplan, there may be no new Tier 2 awards (over $25,000 strategic and capital requests) made this year and the average size of a Tier 1 award ($25,000 or under capital requests) will be approximately $15,000.

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