The Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant
deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021
In response to the unprecedented economic circumstances of the year 2020, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation has delayed the application schedule for its annual Individual Support Grant program. The deadline for filing applications for this year will be February 26, 2021. Applications will be available online beginning in mid-October 2020.
The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success.
Please note that these grants are available only to mature individual visual artists. The Foundation defines maturity in this case as having worked for 20 years or more in a mature phase of art.
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.
Last year, the Foundation awarded grants of $25,000 each to 12 artists.
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:
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.
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.
Please note that applicants who have previously received an Individual Support Grant from this Foundation three times or more are no longer eligible to apply.
Learn more and apply here