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Dear Franklin Furnace Aficionados:

Thank you very much for your spiritual and concrete support. Franklin Furnace and staff are all now working remotely to safely continue our mission.

For the latest news about upcoming events, including performance art presentations of 2020 Franklin Furnace Fund recipients, please visit this page for the latest news. If you have any questions at any time please email us at mail@franklinfurnace.org

Stay healthy because only together can we continue Franklin Furnace’s mission to make the world safe for avant-garde art!

Yours truly,

Harley Spiller
Ken Dewey Director

Rashayla Marie Brown
The Court of Public Opinion: A film about Black women’s legal identity rights by Rashayla Marie Brown RMB


DATE: Sat June 27th 6pm EST (5pm CST)
The event will be streamed live
Performance link


Support also provided by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation, The SHS Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
#freeRenty #reparations #blackfathers #Juneteenth #juneteenthaintover


Announcing WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT

In March 2020, Franklin Furnace started a new initiative entitled Weekly Spotlight. Each week our Goings On eBlast now provides a free public link to work in our archives by a Franklin Furnace artist alumn. To see them all please visit our weekly
Goings On newsletter.


Franklin Furnace Archive Announces the 2019-20 Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients

Initiated in 1985 with the support of Jerome Foundation, Franklin Furnace has annually awarded grants to early career artists selected by peer panel review to enable them to prepare major performance art works in New York.


Franklin Furnace Archive Announces the 2018-19 Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients

Initiated in 1985 with the support of Jerome Foundation, Franklin Furnace has annually awarded grants to early career artists selected by peer panel review to enable them to prepare major performance art works in New York.