Supporters and Partners

1.4 Funders

We are pleased to acknowledge the institutions and organizations which have supported the activities of the STUDIO. Since 1989, grants from these public agencies, foundations and corporations, as well as other units within Carnegie Mellon University, have provided more than six million dollars to the STUDIO’s research and outreach programs, enabling over 100 investigations by interdisciplinary artists.
The STUDIO for Creative Inquiry is named for our benefactors, Sarah Ratchye and Ed Frank. Their generosity makes possible the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier — an endowment to encourage the creation of innovative artworks by the faculty, students and staff of Carnegie Mellon University. Other individuals who have contributed to the STUDIO will be listed here in the future.
We are particularly indebted to annual support from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and to recurring support from the National Endowment for the Arts, for grants enabling artists’ residencies and other activities at the STUDIO.

Institutional and Organizational Funders, 1989-Present
Carnegie Mellon University
Center for Arts in Society
Center for Arts Management and Technology
MSR-CMU Center for Computational Thinking
Center for Light Microscope Imaging and Biotechnology (using funds from Kodak)
Courseware Committee
Faculty Development Fund
Heinz College of Public Policy & Management
Mellon College of Science (using funds from Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
Office of the Dean of the College of Fine Arts
Office of the Provost
Office of the President
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Robotics Institute
School of Art
Steinbrenner Institute
Altria Foundation
Buhl Foundation
Grable Foundation
Heinz Endowments
Laurel Foundation
Lemelson Foundation
Markle Foundation
McCune Foundation
Multicultural Arts Initiative
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Pittsburgh 250 Communities Connections
Pittsburgh Foundation
Richard King Mellon Foundation
Sprout Fund
Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
American Water
Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc. (using funds from
Distributed Simulations
Evans and Sutherland
Ford Motor Company
IDG Communications Austria
Ingram Barge
Intel Corporation
JPMorgan Chase
Microsoft Corporation
Pittsburgh City Planning Department and EPA
Sky-Scan Inc.
Sun Microsystems
Allegheny County Bureau of Cultural Programs
National Endowment for the Arts
National Science Foundation
Pittsburgh City Planning Department (using funds from PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources)
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Pennsylvania State Department of Education
Pennsylvania Streamside Forest Fund
Other Organizations
The Andy Warhol Museum
Allegheny County Port Authority
Allegheny Land Trust
Archaeological Institute of America
Carnegie Institute (using funds from Chemists Society)
Carnegie Libraries
Carnegie Museum of Art (using funds from Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission)
Ellis School-Honorarium and Plants
Greek Orthodox Diocese of Pittsburgh
MAP Fund of Creative Capital Foundation
Meet the Composer
National Black Programming Consortium
National Wildlife Fund
PA Environmental Council and Duquesne Light Company
Pittsburgh Children’s Museum
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust/Wood Street Gallery
Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Pittsburgh Urban League
Rocky Mountain Institute
Sierra Club
3 Rivers Connect (using funds from Heinz Endowments)
3 River Wet Weather Demonstration Program (using funds from Heinz Endowments)
United States-China Educational Institute
University of Pittsburgh Department of Music (using funds from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation)
University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry

Carnegie Mellon Institutional Partners

Foundations and Institutional Supporters