Foundation News


Posted: November 20, 2020

Announcing the Digital Changemaker Grant Funding Cultural Digital Engagement

We are pleased to announce a new grant opportunity. The Digital Changemaker Grant will support initiatives that reimagine the use of technology in cultural organizations. Grants will be awarded to small and midsize organizations in Arizona, Illinois, ...

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Posted: November 16, 2020

Meet the Staff: Nicole Danti

Tell us a little about yourself. What did you do before joining the Thoma Foundation staff? Prior to joining the Thoma Foundation, I spent much of my career working with nonprofit organizations ...

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Posted: October 21, 2020

Thoma Foundation Gift Creates Art of the Spanish Americas Appointment at UIC

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation has made a generous gift to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts (CADA). This gift will create a ...

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Posted: October 16, 2020

Meet the Staff: Kathryn Santner

Tell us a little about yourself.  What did you do before being named Thoma Scholar? After completing my PhD at the University of Cambridge, I spent several years as a postdoc in ...

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Posted: September 11, 2020

Curator Talk: Digital Art Curator Jason Foumberg Presents at the 2020 Ars Electronica Festival

For the 2020 Ars Electronica Festival, the Thoma Foundation’s Curator of Digital Art, Jason Foumberg’s 15-minute video offers personal anecdotes about how the Foundation decides which artworks to collect. The lushly illustrated ...

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Posted: September 11, 2020

Collector and Curator Q&A: Carl Thoma’s Taste for Digital Art Revealed at CURRENTS New Media Festival

On August 26, 2020, art collector Carl Thoma and curator Jason Foumberg were interviewed by the Thoma Foundation’s program officer Sarah Rovang on how they have worked to build a prominent digital ...

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Posted: August 14, 2020

Meet the Staff: Arianna Riva

Tell us a little about yourself. What did you do before joining the Thoma Foundation staff? I was born in Providence, Rhode Island, but grew up moving back and forth between the ...

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Posted: August 14, 2020

Meet the Staff: Sarah Rovang

Tell us a little about yourself. What did you do before joining the Thoma Foundation staff? After receiving my Ph.D. from Brown University, I taught at the University of Michigan for a ...

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Posted: July 10, 2020

Announcing the 2020–21 Marilynn Thoma Fellows and Research Award Winners in Art of the Spanish Americas

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation will award over $125,000 in fellowships and research grants to support scholarship on the art of the Spanish Americas. This year, we are pleased to ...

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Interview with Katherine Mills, 2020–21 Marilynn Thoma Pre-Doctoral Fellow

The Foundation is proud to announce that Katherine Mills (PhD Candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University) has been awarded the 2020–21 Marilynn Thoma pre-doctoral fellowship in art of the ...

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