The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation of Portland, Maine announced grants to nine non-profit visual art journals. Artists, galleries and museums are struggling to survive. Writers and editors of America’s visual art journals are also in need of our support. The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation is known for its annual individual art journalist prizes. However, writers require a venue and a platform for their work as well as a community of other active writers and editors.

Non-profit entities have been especially hard hit by the pandemic and economic downturn. For this reason, we are giving nine grants of $20,000 each to the following journals:

ARTS.BLACK (Detroit)

BOMB (Brooklyn)

Bmore Art (Baltimore)

The Brooklyn Rail (Brooklyn)

Burnaway (Atlanta)

Glasstire (Houston)

The Maine Arts Journal (Portland)

The New Art Examiner (Chicago)

X-TRA (Los Angeles)

The Rabkin Foundation grants are intended for general operating support.It is the hope that these and other valuable art journals and newspapers will remain active and functioning when this period, hopefully, ends.

Trustees of the Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation are: Edgar Allen Beem, Brunswick, Maine (arts journalist, political columnist); Deborah Irmas, Los Angeles, California (writer, art historian, philanthropist); Nancy Karlins Thoman, Ph.D., New York (art historian, journalist). Susan C.Larsen, Ph.D., (art historian, curator) is executive director.

For more information, please contact Danielle Frye, Gallery Manager,, or Susan Larsen, Executive Director at