Institute of Contemporary Art

Institute of Contemporary Art

More than contemporary, the Institute of Contemporary Art is always ahead of the curve, revealing and interpreting the work of under-recognized artists and trends in visual culture. Having given Andy Warhol his first museum show, ICA is still turning emerging artists into household names. For 50 years, ICA has been introducing the work of international artists whose images and ideas immediately inform our lives.

Institute of Contemporary Art Giving Opportunities

Unrestricted Annual Support: Pledges and gifts of $25,000 and above support programs and operations on an annual basis. Art patrons who appreciate ICA’s visionary leadership for the arts at Penn and ICA’s importance in defining contemporary art globally recognize that unrestricted, director-designated gifts are essential. These unrestricted gifts give ICA the utmost flexibility to respond to artists and new ideas in the contemporary art world.

Exhibition Support: Major monographic and group thematic exhibitions are the primary focus of ICA. Unrestricted exhibition support is vital to our mission of unleashing the power of art and artists to inform and inspire. Annual gifts or endowment support directed at exhibitions enables ICA’s curators to be creative, flexible, and responsive in bringing the dreams of new, emerging, and important artists to fruition.

Unrestricted Endowment Support: Income from endowment now supplies 13 to 17 percent of ICA’s annual budget, with annual contributions totaling 50 percent. ICA’s leadership and Board are interested in increasing the percentage of the annual budget that is met by income from our endowment.

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