HARPO FOUNDATION GRANT FOR VISUAL ARTISTS
The Grants for Visual Artists award provides direct support to
under-recognized artists 21 years or older.
Applicants must use the foundation’s online application system to
submit the following:
Artist statement (200 words)
Work samples (up to 20)
The deadline to submit an online application for the 2015 grant cycle
will be announced no later than April 1, 2015. The online application
will be made available at the same time. To receive updates, you may
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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.
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.