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Franklin Furnace "Nesting" at Pratt

Franklin Furnace has made the decision to "nest" at Pratt Institute. In 2012, the Board of Directors of Franklin Furnace commenced a planning process -- we asked not only where we would move, but also how Franklin Furnace might maintain cultural influence in 100 years' time. As a result of a strategic planning process supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and managed by Dunch Arts, Franklin Furnace has made the decision to nest at Pratt Institute. Pratt is an art and design school founded over 125 years ago in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, with the mission to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. We will keep our separate corporate structures, while collaborating to provide public and pedagogical access to the emerging artists we support; as well as to ensure accessibility and preservation of our archives. Franklin Furnace has signed an organization-in-residence agreement, and plans to be fully installed at Pratt Institute by the close of 2014.

Please join Franklin Furnace today as it prepares to nest at Pratt Institute. The First $10,000 raised will be matched by The New York Merger, Acquisition and Collaboration Fund! Franklin Furnace will maintain its independence and its 501 (c) 3 nonprofit status so, as always, your donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Support our mission to make the world safe for avant-garde art!

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The New York Community Trust
The New York Merger, Acquisition and Collaboration Fund

The Brooklyn Rail
The New York Times

Franklin Furnace announces the recipients of the 2014-15 Fund award!

2014-15 FF Fund Recipients