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Artist's Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund for Organizations

Grants to USA Nonprofits in New England and New York
to Aid Mid-Career Visual Artists in their Careers

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF)

Deadline Date:

08/01/17 11:59 PM EST


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Grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to New England and New York nonprofits in eligible areas to support the creative work of mid-career (aged 35 and older) visual artists. Funding is intended to aid in the purchase, exhibit, or commission of artwork by mid-career visual artists who have demonstrated substantial commitment, development, and quality in their work.

Nonprofits must be located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusets, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Additionally, New York organizations may be located in the following Dutchess and Columbia Counties communities:

- Columbia County: Stuyvesant, Valatie, Kinderhook, Chatham, New Lebanon, Canaan, Red Rock, Austerlitz, Ghent, Stockport, Hudson, Philmont, Greenport, Claverack, Hillside, Livingston, Taghkanic, Copake, Germantown, Clermont, Gallatin, and Ancram.
- Dutchess County: Pine Plains, Millerton North East, Stanford, Millbrook, Amenia, Washington, and Dover Plains.

Applications will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

- The primary criterion for the selection of an organization is the quality of the proposed artist's work as evidenced by the images submitted.
- Quality and clarity of curatorial vision/direction.
- The potential impact of this grant on the institution, the artist, and the community.

Individual artists living in New England, or Columbia or Northeast Dutchess Counties, NY may also apply for an A.R.T. grant. See here for guidelines:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172659

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants awarded generally range from $2,500 to $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations in New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT), or the towns in NY that are part of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s catchment area as of 2015 (Columbia and Northeast Dutchess Counties).

To apply an institution must:

- Do business within the geographic scope of the A.R.T. Fund
- Include an artist(s) that fulfill the guidelines of the A.R.T. Fund although financial need is not a consideration
- Have let two years lapse from receiving a prior A.R.T. grant

Pre-Application Information:

Grants should be matched 1:1 with cash.

Applications are due August 1, 2017. Applicants will be informed of Berkshire Taconic’s decision by December 31, 2017.

Application Information:


Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online:

Maeve O'Dea, Program Director
Phone: 413-229-0370 ext. 111

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
800 North Main Street
PO Box 400
Sheffield, MA 01257-0400

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut;   Maine;   Massachusetts;   New Hampshire;   New York: Columbia and Northeast Dutchess Counties;   Rhode Island;   Vermont