Grants for Visual Artists

The Grants for Visual Artists award provides direct support to under-recognized artists 21 years or older. 

Application Process and Deadline

Applicants must use the foundation’s online application system to submit the following:

  • Artist resume
  • Artist statement (200 words)
  • Work samples (up to 20)

The deadline to submit an online application for the 2015 grant cycle is Wednesday, May 6, 2015 (no later than 11:59 PM PST). The online application will be made available on April 1, 2015. To receive updates, you may join our email list here.

Eligibility

  • Self-defined under recognized visual artist 21 years or older
  • United States citizen
  • Students enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate program at the time of application are not eligible.
  • Not a previous recipient of a direct grant. Artists who have been supported by organizational grants in the past are eligible to apply for a direct grant.

Criteria

Applications are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist’s work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and its relationship to the foundation’s priority to provide support to visual artists who are under recognized by the field.

Funding and Reporting

Funding decisions are made by the Board of Directors. Awards are made of up to $10,000.  The number of awards is determined each year by the annual granting budget. Grants are made to support the development of artists’ work and a grantee may use their award to support any activity toward that purpose. A report detailing how funds were used is due within 10-months of receiving funds.

Notification

Grant decisions are announced no later than November 1, 2014.

Questions

Visit our frequently asked questions page or address other questions to the Director by emailing Julie Deamer at gro.n1427820431oitad1427820431nuofo1427820431prah@1427820431remae1427820431dj1427820431.