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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Artists to Offset Financial Need

Individual Support Grant


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Funding Source
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/17/24 11:59 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA, Canada, and International individual mature artists to mitigate financial need. Eligible applicants include sculptors, printmakers, and painters who have been working as artists for at least twenty years. Funding is intended to help and encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Individual Support Grants are available to painters, sculptors and printmakers who have been engaged in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years and who are currently in financial need. Financial need is based on household income.

The Foundation’s grant programs are open to both US-based and international artists. US citizenship or residency is not required.

In this program, the following criteria must be met:
- Maturity: 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.
- Financial Need: 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.

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.

Artists who have previously received an Individual Support Grant three times are no longer eligible to apply for this grant program.

The Foundation does not consider requests for funding educational purposes.

Pre-Application Information
Applications for the 2024 Individual Support Grant will open on October 16, 2023. The application deadline for the 2024 grant cycle is January 17, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST.


Number of Grants
20 grants are awarded each year.

Estimated Size of Grant
Last year, the Foundation awarded grants of $25,000 each.

Contact Information
Apply online (starting October 16):

Questions? Contact:
Petra Pankow, Grants Manager

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