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Precipice Fund Emergency Relief Grant

Grants to Oregon Artists in Eligible Areas for
Support Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Foundation / Corporation

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Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Regranting Program

Deadline Date:

05/10/20 11:59 PM PST


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Grants of $500 to Oregon individual artists in eligible locations to address urgent needs resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Funding is intended to support independent visual artists who are experiencing financial hardship or need. Eligible artists are based in the Portland Metro region. Relief aid is meant to serve those most vulnerable who are currently unable to afford essential costs of living, such as food, rent/mortgage, utilities, transportation, healthcare, prescriptions, caregiving, and childcare.

In addition to more traditional forms, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, and similar mediums, the Fund is also open to artists practicing in film/video, new media, sound art, performance art, and social practice. They are open to innovation, experimentation, and risk-taking in the field and are supportive of diverse approaches to visual art making.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146846

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Number of Grants:

120 grants

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Independent visual artists based in the Portland Metro Area who are experiencing financial hardship are eligible to apply. Enrolled students may apply.

- Must be 18 years of age or older and reside in the Portland Metro Area of Oregon.
- Must be an actively practicing visual artist
- Must be able to receive taxable income in the United States.
- Must submit a completed application form by the deadline.

Past Precipice Fund grantees are eligible to apply for the Emergency Relief Grant regardless of when they were awarded a Precipice Fund grant. Thus, 2019 grantees are eligible to apply for the Emergency Relief grant. Past grantees do not have an advantage over other applicants.

Artists whose practices are firmly rooted in dance, theater, music, or industry/feature film making are not eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

- Applications will go live via Submittable on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM PDT
- Applications will close on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM PDT
- Applicants will be notified of decisions by Monday, May 18, 2020
- Grant funds will be issued by May 31, 2020

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online ( from May 4, 2020, 9:00 AM

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Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
415 SW 10th Ave Ste 300
Portland, OR 97205

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Portland Metro Area

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