Grants

New Work Project Grants

New Work Project Grants awards are made to non-profit organizations in support of new work by under-recognized artists 21 years or older.

Application Process and Deadline

To apply, a $15 application fee is required. Fees are applied to grant administration and program development.

Applicants apply through a 2-step process:

 

  1. Submit a Letter-of-Inquiry online.  The deadline to submit a Letter-of-Inquiry for the 2021 grant cycle is April 23, 2021. The online application is available here.
  2. Applicants who advance to step two will be invited to submit a full proposal by June 18, 2021.

Eligibility

  • Tax exempt 501(c)(3) organizations.
    • Presenting venues and hosting organizations may only submit one application a year.
    • Fiscal sponsors may submit proposals on behalf of more than one artist a year.
  • Institutions in countries outside of the United States are eligible but if awarded must be prepared to supply the foundation with a legal affidavit written in English qualifying its tax exempt activities and structure.
  • To curtail redundant applications, Organizations must notify artists they plan to propose in their New Work Project Grant applications. If an artist intends to apply for a Direct Artist grant, the organization should not submit a proposal on behalf of that artist.

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.

Proposals

The foundation considers proposals that directly support the production of new work by visual artists and/or collaborative teams who are under-recognized by the field. This production may happen in the context of an installation, public intervention, residency, or exhibition.

Funding Decisions

Funding decisions are made by the Board of Directors, following review of applications by independent professional advisors. Awards are made of up to $10,000.  The number of awards is determined each year by the annual granting budget. Project grant funds must be used for costs in direct support of new work by the proposed artist, including artist honorarium. All projects funded during the 2020 funding cycle should be completed by September 2022. Projects that are scheduled in 2021 but happen prior to the foundation’s notification date may be eligible for funding on a retroactive basis.

Reporting Requirements

A report detailing how funds were used is due within 10-months of receiving funds.

Notification

Grant decisions are usually announced no later than December 1.

Questions

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Previous Recipients

Rindon Johnson and Sculpture Center

Rindon Johnson and Sculpture Center

Berlin-based artist Rindon Johnson’s work cuts through the membrane of assumed realities and shows how the virtual and actual are always and increasingly integrated. Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, features newly...

Cosmo Whyte and Prospect New Orleans

Cosmo Whyte and Prospect New Orleans

For Prospect.5, Cosmo Whyte will create five new large-scale charcoal drawings and a hand painted bead curtain, interrogating the Western gaze on Black performativity and spectacle. The drawings, based on the artist’s personal as well as archival images of dance,...

Cannupa Hanska Luger and SITE Santa Fe

Cannupa Hanska Luger and SITE Santa Fe

At Site Santa Fe, Cannupa Hanska Luger will present “Future Ancestral Technologies” (FAT), an immersive mixed-media installation that articulates a futuristic science-fiction narrative in which human migration is essential for survival. FAT utilizes science fiction...

Previous Recipients

Rindon Johnson and Sculpture Center

Rindon Johnson and Sculpture Center

Berlin-based artist Rindon Johnson’s work cuts through the membrane of assumed realities and shows how the virtual and actual are always and increasingly integrated. Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, features newly...