The Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant

Adolph Gottlieb, one of the artists known for initiating the Abstract Expressionism movement, achieved artistic and financial success far beyond his early expectations. But, he had several colleagues who, despite their artistic achievements, were not able to support themselves financially. The Gottlieb Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success.

WHO: Artists who have been working for at least 20 years in a mature phase of your work, and can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

FIELD: Painting, printmaking, or sculpting

AMOUNT: $25,000 each to 12 artists

DEADLINE: December 15, 2020

FINE PRINT: Maturity is based on a high level of intellectual, technical, and creative proficiency that has been maintained over time. It is based less on an applicant’s age than on the development of and commitment to an artist’s work that has progressed over time. Detailed FAQ here.

Puffin Foundation Artist Grants

The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.

WHO: New and emerging artists

FIELD: Fine arts and video/film

AMOUNT: TBD

DEADLINE: December 30, 2020

FINE PRINT: Your application must be “hard copy.” Requests for application packets must be received by December 15, 2020. Completed or returned applications must be postmarked by December 30th. Check out the FAQs here.

ENGAGING ARTISTS (EA)

ENGAGING ARTISTS (EA) is More Art’s 2-tiered, Fellowship and Residency program for artists seeking to both develop and sustain their public art and socially-engaged practice. The program curriculum encompasses a professional development series, public art commission opportunities, mentorship, and peer networking. The EA Curriculum is valued at $25,000 per participant. 

Fellowship

The twelve-month Fellowship provides an infrastructure and laboratory for eight NYC-based emerging and underrepresented artists to gain a deeper understanding of the history of the field of public art, incubate and develop their early-stage research and project, collaborate with communities in shaping society, and build sustainable careers. Read more / apply.

Residency

The Residency provides an opportunity for one NYC-based early career and underrepresented artist to gain a deeper understanding of the history of the field of public art, and is focused on the incubation and commissioning of  a public art project. The Residency is a minimum of nine months and carries a $8,000 award to realize the project.Read more / apply.

Applications for the 2021 season are now open. The deadline to apply is November 20, 2020 at 11:59PM.

Rutsch Award

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 11th biennial Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 and older. The winner is awarded a $7,500 cash prize, a solo exhibition and printed catalog at Pelham Art Center. Pelham Art Center is proud to sponsor this competition and award honoring the memory and artistic achievement of artist Alexander Rutsch (1916 – 1997). Rutsch actively supported Pelham Art Center for more than 25 years. After his death, friends, family and supporters established a generous fund to support a biennial, open, juried competition in painting.  The 10th Rutsch Award recipient was Colorado-based artist Sarah McKenzie. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Pelham Art Center, the 2021 Rutsch Award prize was increased to a total of $10,000 in artist stipends, with the winning artist receiving the $7,500 prize. The landmark stipend sum is also a response to the financial hardship affecting many artists at an exceptionally challenging time.

The Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition program continues Rutsch’s belief that art transcends all of our humanity. Rutsch saw art as “the stone in the water sending ripples throughout the universe.” His extraordinary work, rich in the celebration of life and our shared human experiences, is included in many public and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

The judging panel for the 11th Biennial Rutsch Award is comprised of members of the Rutsch family, Pelham Art Center affiliates, and four guest jurors: Krista Scenna, Owner of Ground Floor Gallery; Shazzi Thomas, Director of The Painting Center; Larry Ossei-Mensah, Curator and Co-Founder of Artnoir; and Steve Locke, Professor of Painting at Pratt University. 

Deadline for entries: December 15, 2020 Apply Now

Questions: contact shilpi@pelhamartcenter.org.

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $7,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein.

This grant is awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period (five categories a year) and the application is free to complete. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is not a project grant, but is intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, at all levels of their artistic development.

APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • 25 years or older
  • Current residents of New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located in New York State
  • Must have maintained New York State residency, and/or residency in one of the Indian Nations located therein, for at least the last two consecutive years (2019 & 2020)
  • Cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind
  • Are the originators of the work, i.e. choreographers or playwrights, not interpretive artists such as dancers or actors
  • Did not receive a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in any discipline in the past five consecutive years: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
  • Cannot submit any work samples that have been previously awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship
  • While collaborating artists are eligible to apply, the total number of collaborators cannot exceed three
  • Are not a current NYFA employee or have been in the last 12 months, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists’ Advisory Committee, immediate family member of any of the aforementioned, or an immediate family member of a 2020-2021 panelist
  • Artists that have been awarded five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships receive Emeritus status and are no longer eligible for the award

NYFA only accepts applications online via apply.nyfa.org/submit.

CURRENT AWARD CYCLE

2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Categories

Applications for the 2021 award cycle will open Tuesday, November 10, 2020 and close Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. The following categories will be reviewed:

  • Fiction
  • Folk/Traditional Arts
  • Interdisciplinary Work
  • Painting
  • Video/Film
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