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Individual Support Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, or International Mature Artists
to Support Professional Development in Visual Arts

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

Deadline Date:

12/15/18 11:59 PM EST Online submittal or Postmarked


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Grants to USA, Canada, or International individual artists to support professional development. Applicants must have been working in a mature phase of their artwork for at least two decades. Qualified artists must work in the areas of painting, printmaking, or sculpture.

The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success.

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172653

Number of Grants:

Twelve grants are awarded each year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are available only to mature individual visual artists. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking.

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

Eligible applicants will be able to demonstrate that they have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years.

In addition to the maturity requirement, eligibility for a grant is determined by the applicant’s current financial need.

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.

The Foundation does not consider requests for funding of educational purposes.

Applicants who did not receive an award from the Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Program may re-apply every year. Recipients of this grant must wait one year after receiving their grant before reapplying. Please note that as of the 2018 Grant Cycle, applicants who have previously received an Individual Support grant from the Foundation three times or more are no longer eligible to apply for this grant program.

Pre-Application Information:

All materials must be submitted on or before the deadline of December 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

If submitting financial or other documentation via post or other carrier that material must be sent before 11:59PM EST December 15, 2018. The Foundation will rely on the postmark or time stamp of the carrier to confirm whether this material was submitted on time.


Typically, notification of final decisions are sent out in mid-April.

Contact Information:

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

To apply:

Sheila Ross, Grants Manager

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation
380 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012

Phone: 212-226-0581
Fax: 212-274-1476

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