CEN Announces ​​$1M Grant to Rural HOPE from Thoma Foundation

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation has announced a $1 million grant to Collegiate Edu-Nation (CEN) to support learning and development for rural school districts across Texas. The grant will increase face-to-face and virtual training options for rural teachers and administrators in the CEN Network across the state.

All Art Is Virtual

Art Vault's newest exhibition, All Art Is Virtual, features 26 artworks in digital, video, and new media. Now on view through April 15, 2023.

Universal Everything | Communion | 2010/2020 | Single-channel digital video | © Universal Everything, Collection of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation⁠

Fellowship Opportunity for Rural Texas Leaders - apply now through June 30, 2022

Calling rural leaders in Texas! The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation is excited to partner with Empower Schools to launch the LeadRural Fellowship, a year-long opportunity for rural leaders in Texas to catalyze change in their schools and communities. The Fellowship will bring leaders together through a series of 6 formal, in-person learning opportunities during the 2022-2023 school year. Fellows will learn from each other and have opportunities to meet experts in the field knowledgeable about school funding, CCMR/postsecondary, CTE pathways, labor market analyses, partnerships higher education, talent recruitment/retention, etc. Accepting applications and nominations through June 30, 2022.

Apply now or nominate a rural leader! Applications open until June 30, 2022

Thoma Foundation Names First Director: Holly Harrison

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation announces the appointment of Holly Harrison as Director, the first executive leadership appointment in the history of the Foundation.

Photo by Tira Howard

Announcing 2022 Grants for New Mexico

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation is proud to announce the outcomes of our 2022 grants cycle in New Mexico. This year, the Foundation has granted over $1,000,000 in the state, with an emphasis on building the capacity of innovative arts and education organizations that strive to improve rural learning, strengthen local communities, and create opportunities for college and career advancement.

Jeffrey Gibson, drums used in the performance of To Name Another, 2019-2022. SITE Santa Fe, Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric (2022).

Spotlight on Loans and Collection-Related Grants

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation is proud to announce several recent Collections-Related exhibition grants that feature Thoma Collection loans.

Douche Bag City, © Federico Solmi

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