Joyce Awards Grant

Joyce Awards Grant

This Deadline Expired: Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Joyce Foundation is inviting applications for the 2020 Joyce Awards.

Started in 2003, the program is the only regional program dedicated to supporting artists of color in major cities in the Great Lakes region. Since its inception, the competition has awarded nearly $3.7 million to commission sixty-nine new works and collaborations between artists and cultural or community organizations in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis–St. Paul.

Through the program, grants of $50,000 will be awarded to support artists of color  in the creation and production of a new work and provide the commissioning organization with the resources needed to engage potential audiences, new partners, and the surrounding community at large. Joyce Awards have spanned visual, performing, and multidisciplinary arts and have fostered exciting, new collaborations between artists and institutions. Funded projects have a requirement that artists and host institutions include a robust community engagement strategy in their project plan, and in many of the awarded commissions this intensive interaction with community goes on to inform and shape the culminating artwork.

Joyce Award proposals may be led by artists living and practicing anywhere in the world, and there is no restriction with respect to discipline or medium. Artists must be commissioned by an unrelated entity; self-commissions or commissions by an arts organization or company founded or run by the artist will not be cosnidered. Arts or community-based organizations physically located or doing substantial work in the metro areas of the six cities where Joyce Awards are made may submit an application.

Letters of Inquiry are due April 12. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by June 15, 2020.

Eligible applicants include any organization that is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or organization fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization.

See the Joyce Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions. Link to Complete RFP

Nanci Hersh

Gestural lines, fragmented patterns and assorted textures are the threads of my work which create a space for the confluence…

Gestural lines, fragmented patterns and assorted textures are the threads of my work which create a space for the confluence of memory, time and place. The overarching theme of my work is a narrative…

Gestural lines, fragmented patterns and assorted textures are the threads of my work which create a space for the confluence of memory, time and place. The overarching theme of my work is a narrative drawn from personal…

Leo Hylan

Leo Hylan considers himself a Multimedia Artist who creates using a variety of media that include Digital Art, Mixed Media,…

Leo Hylan considers himself a Multimedia Artist who creates using a variety of media that include Digital Art, Mixed Media, Film, Video, Photography, Installation, and Performance. His work seems to divide…

Leo Hylan considers himself a Multimedia Artist who creates using a variety of media that include Digital Art, Mixed Media, Film, Video, Photography, Installation, and Performance. His work seems to divide into two distinct…

Jill Robostello

Jill Robostello's painting style invokes organic and anatomical forms that are aesthetically pleasing and provoke a meditative…

Jill Robostello's painting style invokes organic and anatomical forms that are aesthetically pleasing and provoke a meditative and emotional response.…

Jill Robostello's painting style invokes organic and anatomical forms that are aesthetically pleasing and provoke a meditative and emotional response.…

Lauren Sweeney
Marilyn MacGregor
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