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Elizabeth Firestone Graham (EFG) Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Organizations for Publications Showcasing
Emerging or Under-Recognized Visual Artists

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Elizabeth Firestone Graham (EFG) Foundation

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Deadline Date:

09/15/18 Postmarked


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to USA (excluding New Mexico) organizations for publications that promote appreciation and awareness of the contemporary visual arts. LOIs are due March 1. Funding is primarily provided in support of publications and catalogues that showcase exhibitions by under-recognized or emerging visual artists.

Of particular interest are projects that attempt to bring together artists and the community, support artists from marginalized populations, and provide exposure to contemporary art where it may not otherwise be seen.

Funding from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation is currently available to support direct costs for catalogues and other publications accompanying contemporary art exhibitions and projects, especially those supporting emerging and under-recognized artists, and produced by organizations outside the nation's cultural centers. Limited funds are also available for publications related to the grantee organization and its programs or collections.

One-time special projects that are originated by the applying organization are preferred.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158627

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts typically range from $5,000 to $15,000.

Term of Contract:

Project dates must fall within one year of the funding cycle in which the organization is requesting funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made to organizations throughout the USA, excluding New Mexico.

The Foundation does not provide grants for individuals, general operating expenses, capital campaigns, endowment funds, or projects solely featuring the work of deceased artists.

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation is unlikely to provide grants exceeding one third of the proposed publication budget.

Proposals are reviewed by the Trustees semi-annually in the spring and fall.

Letters of inquiry are required before submission of a full proposal. Letters are accepted throughout the year for preliminary review by the grants committee, but must be postmarked by March 1 for the spring funding cycle and by August 1 for the fall funding cycle.

If the request is recommended for further consideration, the applicant will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Full proposals approved by the grants committee are reviewed by the Trustees semi-annually, and must be postmarked by April 15 for the spring funding cycle and by September 15 for the fall funding cycle.

Notification of accepted proposals will be made no later than 60 days from the submission date.

Letters of Inquiry:

Submission of Full Proposals:

Contact Information:

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

Email Application Form:

Contact Form:

Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation
One Wind NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120

505-898-5600 ext. 4

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