About

Blank Forms is a nonprofit organization supporting emerging and historically significant artists who produce work across disciplines, often rooted in traditions of experimental and creative music. We aim to establish new frameworks to preserve, nurture, and present these artists’ work and to build platforms for practices underrepresented in art’s commercial, institutional, and historical fields. Blank Forms collaborates with artists on commissions, exhibitions, publications as well as archival and estate projects within contemporary cultural ecosystems and in perpetuity. In presenting and documenting this work, Blank Forms seeks to foster an artistic community founded upon engaged and equitable conversations across continents, media, and generations.

Artistic & Executive Director

Lawrence Kumpf

Deputy Director of Advancement

Managing Editor

Ciarán Finlayson

Curatorial Assistant

Canada Choate

Operations

Consultants

Mallett Consulting Inc, Accounting
Daniel Neumann, Audio Services
Alec Mapes-Frances, Design

Joe Bucciero, Development & Publication 

Akio Suzuki, Logo & Drawings

Blank Forms
468 Grand Ave. 3D and 1D 
Brooklyn, NY 11238
 
347-916-0833
info@blankforms.org
press@blankforms.org

Board of Directors

David Grubbs, Chair
Robbie Lee, Vice Chair
Moriah Evans, Secretary
Margo Somma, Treasurer
Nadia Berenstein
Arani Bose  
Joe Grimm
Hannah Hoffman
Lawrence Kumpf
Alexander Lau
Josiah McElheny
Louise Neri
Marina Rosenfeld
Kim Schnaubert  
Jacques Louis Vidal
Andros Zins-Browne

Curatorial Advisory Board

Charles Curtis
Neneh Cherry 
Thulani Davis 
Kim Gordon
Shelley Hirsch
Sanya Kantarovsky
Arto Lindsay
Branden W. Joseph
Tommy McCutchon
Ikue Mori
Joe McPhee
Aki Onda
Tony Oursler
Benjamin Piekut
Mónica de la Torre

The Maryanne Amacher Foundation

Bill Dietz
Lawrence Kumpf

Kathy Brew
Kabir Carter
Amy Cimini
Scott Fisher
Keiko Prince
Nora Schultz
Micah Silver
Sergei Tcherepnin
Stefan Tcherepnin

Distribution

Blank Forms Editions books are distributed worldwide by Distributed Art Publishers. In the UK and most of Europe they are available through Antenne Books . In France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Luxemburg they are distributed by Les Presses du Réel. Records are available worldwide through Secretly Distribution.

Blank Forms partners with Art Resources Transfer to distribute our books to public libraries, schools, and prisons, free of charge. Learn more about Art Resources Transfer's work to advance arts and literacy access here.

Current Institutional and Individual Support

The Aaron Copland Fund for Music
Agnes Gund
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Creative Connections Arts Fund

Council on Library and Information Resources

The David Howe Foundation

Department of Cultural Affairs
Howard Gilman Foundation
The Jacques Louis Vidal Charitable Fund

Low Road Foundation

mediaThe foundation
New York Community Trust
New York State Council on the Arts

Nordic Culture Fund
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Wave Farm

Blank Forms receives support from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Willem de Kooning Foundation, and Teiger Foundation through Coalition of Small Arts NYC.

Past Institutional Support

AC Southern Fingerlakes
Arts Council Tokyo
The Amphion Foundation
Goethe-Institut New York
Consulate General of Denmark
Danish Arts Foundation
Royal Norwegian Consulate General
Music Norway
Nordic Culture Fund
Snyk
Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival
The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts
FACE Foundation
The Japan Foundation – Performing Arts Japan
Tin Man Foundation