The Artistic Ventures Fund (AVF) was established to help ensure innovative programing and community impact. This Artistic Ventures Fund functions as a quasi-endowment fund, providing the stability of an endowment but the flexibility to provide resources for exceptional projects, when needed.
AVF supports the Mondavi Center in four types of projects:
Great Company: Engaging some of the world’s greatest artists and companies whose fees stretch beyond the reach of our normal income streams.
Inviting Innovation: Partnering with leading artists to invest in innovative work and groundbreaking formats, a critical park of MC’s charge to explore new and unusual directions in the arts.
Reaching Out with Residency: Creating residencies with major dance, music and theatre companies and artists.
Opening the Arts to All: The AVF helps to underwrite the cost of special arts projects which can be offered free or at very low cost to the public