About the Foundation
Mission and Overview
Statement of Values
Donations and Funding
Our collaborative approach and our relationships with partner institutions enable us to accomplish numerous large-scale and transformative projects despite our limited resources.
For every $1 that is donated in 2010, Slought Foundation raises an additional $30 for the organization's activities.
For example, in 2010 we received $5,300 dollars from individual donors, which enabled us to raise an additional $158,736 from foundations, university partnerships, and publications. Without that initial donation, we could not raise the other support.
If in-kind support of $127,500 is included, every $1 that is donated enables Slought Foundation to raise an additional $54. Salaries, utilities, and computing services are examples of in-kind support we receive.
Slought Foundation uses each dollar received for: public programs (47%), publications (20%), facility (18%), honoraria (7%), office expenses (6%), website (1%), and advertising (1%).
Slought Foundation has an international impact, with programs positioned in relation to the changing status of public culture and the public sphere. The following examples demonstrate the organization's reach:
329 projects since 2002 spanning disciplines including art, architecture, and social activism
$3,474 average cost of an exhibition in 2010, matched by $127,500 of in-kind support
162 artists and architects featured, including Werner Herzog, Carolee Schneemann, Jeremy Deller, Hermann Nitsch, Dennis Oppenheim, Gary Hill, Vito Acconci, Teddy Cruz, Daniel Libeskind, and Cecil Balmond
Over 3,500 individuals in 2010 attending 30 on-site public programs
Over 175,000 individuals attending off-site public programs and exhibitions from 2008-2010, including Into the Open and the Perpetual Peace Project;
550,000 unique web visitors in 2010, representing 103 countries and accessing over 450 hours of archival recordings 126,000 times
Over 135 project partners since 2002 representing 39 countries, including the European Union National Institutes of Culture; U.S. Department of State; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe and the Kunstmuseum Bonn; Neue Galerie Graz; Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; Sabanci Universitesi, Istanbul; HDLU - Mestrovic Pavilion in Zagreb; la maison rouge in Paris; and Beaconhouse National University in Lahore
$0 average cost of admission thanks to over 7,000 volunteer hours and diverse support from foundations, governments, and universities including The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative; the School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania; the Trust for Mutual Understanding; Syracuse University Humanities Center; the City of Philadelphia; the Samuel S. Fels Fund; and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.