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


Operations Associate

Administrative Associate 

Development Assistant


Arts FMS | Financial Management Services, Accounting
Ben Manley, Audio Services

Daniel Neumann, Audio Services
Alec Mapes-Frances, Design

Ciarán Finlayson, Editorial

Joe Bucciero, Development & Publication 

Akio Suzuki, Logo & Drawings

Blank Forms
468 Grand Ave. 3D and 1D 
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Board of Directors

Andros Zins-Browne, Chair
Arani Bose, Vice Chair
Moriah Evans, Secretary
Walker Carpenter, Treasurer
Nadia Berenstein
Angela Goding
David Grubbs
Hannah Hoffman
Lawrence Kumpf
Robbie Lee
Josiah McElheny
Louise Neri
David Nuss
Christian Nyampeta

Marina Rosenfeld
Kim Schnaubert  
Jacques Louis Vidal

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


Blank Forms Editions books are distributed worldwide by Distributed Art Publishers. In the UK and most of Europe they are available through Public Knowledge 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.

Blank Forms Publisher's Circle

Desiree & Olivier Berggruen

Steven Eckler

Gisela Gamper

Abigail Goodman & David Norr

Christian Nyampeta & Mary Wang

Linden Renz

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

David L. Klein Foundation

The David Howe Foundation

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

Low Road Foundation

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Mellon Foundation 
New York Community Trust
New York State Council on the Arts

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

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

Council on Library and Information Resources
Danish Arts Foundation
Music Norway
Nordic Culture Fund

Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York
Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival
The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts
FACE Foundation
The Japan Foundation – Performing Arts Japan
Tin Man Foundation

Wave Farm