The Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award

The Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award

This Deadline Expired: Friday, January 31, 2020

The $1000.00 Working Artist Grant / Art Purchase Award
Call for Artists

The Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award is a meager one-time art award intended to disperse small but vitalizing bursts of funding to support an artist’s ongoing art making process.

This award is available to all artists worldwide, working in all traditional and new visual arts mediums, including but not limited to: conceptual, installation, drawing, painting, prints, sculpture, glass, mixed media, new media, photography and video. Working Artist regrets that they do not accept submissions for music, performance or dance.

If selected as the winner, WA asks that the award recipient be willing to exchange one of their original works or smaller series of original works for inclusion in their collection, in return for the award. Work considered by the artist as of equal value, and available for acquisition can be negotiated upon receipt of the award. They do pay the artist’s shipping costs. Please send your best work for review.

It is super simple to submit your work : send your website, or 5 images (each under 1 mb), along with your name and contact information to: grant@workingartist.org. No written proposals or CV’s are required unless the artist would like to include them. There is no application form.

There is a submission review fee of $25.00, payable here which helps offset the costs of this effort to fund meaningful work by serious artists.

Participants agree by completing their submission to limited use of their images or other representation of their artwork and general information to be featured on this site and corresponding promotional media. All rights will be retained by the artists.

Submissions for the next deadline of the Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award should be submitted by midnight of January 31, 2020. They do notify all participants of results, and are usually around 45 days out from your deadline to select a recipient, so keep an eye on your inbox! Or sign up for their Newsletter or follow Working Artist on Facebook and Instagram for process and updates. Thanks to all of you for your support and participation.

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William Cromar is an architect, animator and musician who has exhibited his work nationwide. He is a cofounder and member of TangenT ArT Collaborative.
William Cromar
William Cromar

William Cromar is an architect, animator and musician who has exhibited his work nationwide. He is a cofounder and member…

William Cromar is an architect, animator and musician who has exhibited his work nationwide. He is a cofounder and member of TangenT ArT Collaborative.…

William Cromar is an architect, animator and musician who has exhibited his work nationwide. He is a cofounder and member of TangenT ArT Collaborative.…

Idalia Vasquez-Achury
Idalia Vasquez-Achury
T. L. Cheung is a multi-media artist currently based in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute and a BA in Design & Industry from San Francisco State University.
T.L. Cheung
T.L. Cheung

T. L. Cheung is a multi-media artist currently based in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute…

T. L. Cheung is a multi-media artist currently based in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute and a BA in Design & Industry from San Francisco State University.…

T. L. Cheung is a multi-media artist currently based in Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute and a BA in Design & Industry from San Francisco State University.…

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.
Rachel Bomze
Rachel Bomze

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.…

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.…

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.…

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences, gallery walls, and city streets. In work ranging from large scale sculptural installations, and living compilations, to miniature assemblage and mixed media works on paper, nature is my rubric and my compass. This is the way I make connections between human interests and the environment that surrounds us. 

Simultaneously, nature is my metaphor and material. Grafting together a variety of flat and dimensional elements is not uncommon in my practice.
In different ways, I'll incorporate earth, vines, flowers, roots, seeds, pigment, and wax into sculpture, and mixed media works on paper, more akin to assemblage. Nature and plants frequently act as metaphors for our human experience as they are passively or overtly layered or stitched amidst found imagery, maps, photographs, and words.
Susan Benarcik
Susan Benarcik

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm…

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences,…

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences, gallery walls, and…

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