Sponsoring California artists, curators, their exhibitions, and activities is at the heart of FOCA’s mission. We accomplish this in three ways–the Curators Award Exhibition, the Curators Lab Exhibition, and FOCAFellowships. We also like to keep track of the activities of our sponsored artists on the Fellows Artists Updates page.
Every other year FOCA awards unrestricted grants to mid career artists in recognition of their contributions to and impacts on California art.
Every other year curators are invited to submit exhibition proposals. These proposals are carefully reviewed by the Curators Award Committee, and a few are selected to make onsite presentations. The winning proposal is given the Curators Award to realize and present the exhibition.