The Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant Program
Applications are now open for the Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant Program to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success.
This program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artist, and they hope these individuals will consider applying. Twelve grants are awarded each year. Applications are reviewed by a panel of five professionals in the arts who have no affiliation with the Foundation. In this program, the following criteria must be met:
Maturity: Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate that they have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years. Maturity is based on the level of intellectual, technical, and creative development maintained over this time period. Artists must show that their primary involvement has been with their artistic goals, regardless of other personal or financial responsibilities. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking.
Financial Need: In addition to the maturity requirement, eligibility for an Individual Support grant is determined by the applicant’s current financial need. Each applicant must complete the financial disclosure section in full and must submit the appropriate financial documentation.
The Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant program annually awards $25,000 to visual artists who have been in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years and who have demonstrated financial need.
The Foundation’s grant programs are open to both US based and International artists. US citizenship or residency is not required.
Individual Support Grants are available to painters, sculptors and printmakers who have been engaged in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years and who are currently in financial need. Financial need is based on household income.
The Gottlieb Foundation does not fund organizations, educational institutions, students, graphic artists, or those working in crafts. The disciplines of photography, film, video, or related forms are not eligible unless the work directly involves, or can be interpreted as, painting or sculpture. The Foundation does not fund exhibitions, installations, or projects of any kind.
For more information, visit https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/individual-support-grant-1