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Institute For Unpopular Culture (also known by the acronym,
) is an alternative and outsider culture organization based in San Francisco, California.
Ferguson calls his approach to arts patronage 'New Philanthropy'. Much of the business that takes place at
is volunteer-driven, or works given in trade.
Ferguson has said that
arranged exhibitions of William Noguera's pen and ink photorealism—a sponsorship that raised eyebrows due to Noguera's status as a death row inmate at California's San Quentin State Prison. Ferguson claims that
has also been associated with performance artist Holly Hughes, one of the infamous NEA Four, a quartet of artists who saw their NEA funding cut off because of concerns of indecency. Other talents Ferguson claims have benefitted from
backing including graffiti artist Barry McGee (a.k.a. "Twist") and installation artist Joe Mangrum. Ferguson states that The Institute helped launch the Punk Rock Orchestra, a San Francisco Bay Area music group which performs orchestral arrangements of punk rock classics.
The Institute has supported and been associated with a number of artists, including Obie-award winning performance artist Holly Hughes and graffiti artist Barry McGee (a.k.a. "Twist"). Clinton Fein, founder of Annoy.com. Interns from the
offered legal research in support of Fein's successful legal case against the U.S. government ("ApolloMedia v. Reno") which challenged the constitutionality of the 1996 Communications Decency Act.
has sponsored William Noguera, an artist who, since 1983 has been on death row at California's San Quentin State Prison and now creates photorealistic pointillist paintings with a rapidograph technical pen.
It was founded in 1989 by David Ferguson. IFUC's stated objective is to provide a range of services necessary for non-mainstream artists to fulfill their goals of artistic expression: public relations, counseling, business opportunities, and access to equipment. Ferguson says that
provides artists with grants and other funding for their projects.
Ferguson founded and presently heads the Institute for Unpopular Culture, a San Francisco-based arts organization. Through
, Ferguson has maintained his involvement in anti-war protests, an activism which dates back to his student days at the University of Miami in the 1960s. Ferguson died unexpectedly after a brief illness on July 24, 2015 at the age of 69, in San Francisco, California.
The National Farmers Union of Canada (NFU) is an organization set up by Canadian farmers. It is headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is descended from the United Farmers of Canada which was a loose federation of militant farmers' organizations. It was created as the Interprovincial Farm Union Council (
) in 1945 to co-ordinate activities between provincial bodies, particularly the Alberta Farmers Union and the United Farmers of Canada (Saskatchewan Section) who were planning a farmers' strike if grievances on farm prices and marketing problems were not solved. In 1960 it was renamed the National Farmers Union and in 1969 it was refounded with a national convention as a direct membership organization.
In 1989 Ferguson founded the Institute for Unpopular Culture (
) as a non-profit organization to support artists outside the mainstream art world. "It is our aim to subvert all commercial avenues of art exploitation," Ferguson said. "It's not that we dislike people who own art galleries, we just think there could be a viable alternative." IFUC's stated mission is to discover and mentor outsider artists and creative people by assisting with public relations, business, counseling, opportunities, access to equipment, and funding for their projects.
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