Proposals are accepted for solo or two person shows and thematic group exhibitions taking place between 6 months and 2 years after the grant notification date (July 1st and January 1st). We are interested in supporting artists whose work has been less celebrated than that of their peers, whose commitment to their practice has been under recognized yet has had a significant impact on the current (and upcoming) generation of artists.
Grants range from $60,000-$100,000. The amount requested should be 25% of a project’s total direct costs or less.
Please make sure to include:
- Exhibition dates
- Name of curator
- Information about publications, whether digital or print
- Public programs that include or are designed by the artist
- Travel venues (confirmed and in process)
- An exhibition budget detailing direct costs including payment for artists (but not staff salaries), catalogue expenses, costs of artist-driven public programs
For an exhibition of a single artist:
Describe the artist’s practice and its relevance to currents in contemporary art, including its influence (acknowledged or not) on the practices of other artists.
Clearly articulate the curatorial premise: why is this artist important to recognize? What aspects of the artist’s practice will be emphasized? Is the artist being positioned differently than before, seen in a new light, a new relation to their historical/cultural context? Will new critical voices be engaged with the artist’s work?
Relate the exact nature of the opportunity (-ies) for the artist: will there be new work commissioned? Will connections be forged, collaborations undertaken with other artists, scholars, community members? Will there be a catalogue? A residency? Will the artist be invited to speak, organize related programs, screenings?
Include as much information as possible about the catalogue such as the names of contributing writers and the topics their essays will address.
For a thematic group exhibition:
Describe the organizing principle(s) of the exhibition. If possible, engage the curator to write directly about the theme – its genesis, its development and its relevance today.
Give as many details as possible about participating artists. How were they selected, by whom, why, what work will they be showing? How will participation in this show help to further their career and/or creative practice?
Include as much information as possible about the catalogue, if there will be one: who is writing? What are the essay topics? Will the catalogue document or expand upon the exhibition’s premise?
Describe the specific opportunit(ies) for the artists: residencies/performances/public programs.