The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation is a grant making organization that believes in the life-changing power of the arts. The Foundation endeavors to achieve equal opportunities of inclusion in the arts by funding community-based organizations and institutions that celebrate the creation, education and performance of art in New York City.

The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation is a small, collegial environment. The office setting is well suited to communicative, initiative-taking individuals with a vision of how to actively facilitate cooperation between the Foundation and its grantees.

 The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation is committed to diversity in all its forms.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic.

Foundation Benefits:

The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation offers its employees high-quality benefit plans in support of staff and their families. Current benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Retirement savings plan, including company contributions and matching contributions up to $7,500 per year for employee voluntary tax-advantaged savings
  • Hybrid workplace and flexible work arrangement policies
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and immediate family plus life and disability coverage
  • Generous time off benefits, including vacation, general holidays, time off between Christmas and New Year, personal and sick days  
  • Professional development initiatives for growth
  • Opportunity to work with a committed team at a mission-driven foundation that amplifies and celebrates accessibility to art practices and institutions
  • Work – life balance

Employment Opportunities:

Grants Manager

The Matisse Foundation is looking for a Grants Manager (GM) to join its team. The GM will work in partnership with the CEO, Senior Arts Education Officer, and consultants to amplify and celebrate the mission of the Foundation. The core responsibility of the Grant Manager is to support the foundation’s grantmaking portfolio by managing the flow of grant-related processes, participating in the review of proposals, and serving as project manager, grantee capacity builder, problem solver, and analyst. The ideal candidate will be an action-oriented self-starter who can work well independently and in teams. The role requires a detail-oriented professional to manage and analyze grant-related data and present relevant information to staff and board. The GM will also assist grantees by providing guidance and technical support at all grant stages


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Pierre and Tana Matisse in their New York City home.
Photograph by Hans Namuth for Connaissance des Arts, February 1987.



Tana Matisse enjoying the company of Joan Miró at the artist’s home in Mallorca, circa 1980



Pierre and Tana Matisse with Marc Chagall at a reception at The Art Institute of Chicago, 1977



Pierre and Tana Matisse visiting Balthus and Setsuko Ideta in Rossinière, Switzerland, circa 1988



Tana Matisse and Zao Wou-Ki in his studio, ca. 1992



The entrance of the Pierre Matisse Gallery in the Fuller building in NYC where Pierre Matisse maintained his gallery for over 50 years