Alicia Morris was 58 years old when she died of cancer in January 2019. As the manager of the MOMA Design Store for 29 years, Alicia had a deep appreciation for the arts and artists who break conventional boundaries. At her request, the family has set-up a foundation to support scientific research and the promotion of emerging artists.
Funding for scientific research will focus on Anorectal Melanoma and finding effective ways to treat this cancer.
Funding for the arts will support all types of contemporary arts including visual art, music, performing arts, literary arts and craft arts. Grants will be given to specific projects of emerging artists that represent innovative and original concepts and bring arts to the greater public.
Grants will be given out annually through an application process and reviewed by the foundation’s advisory board. Details on grant deadlines and guidelines will become available in a few months.