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Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant

Grants to USA Individual Artists Over
Age 45 to Support Under-Recognized Art

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM)

Deadline Date:

04/01/19 5:00 PM EST Receipt or Postmarked


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 to USA individual painters or groups of painters over the age of 45 who need financial assistance. The goal of this program is to support the creation of American art and to support American artists who are under-recognized. In addition to the cash grant, the award also includes an exhibition at PAAM.

The review criteria for the grant are artistic quality, creative ability as evidenced by images of work submitted, and financial need.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178264

Number of Grants:

The number of awards varies from one to five annually.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards include a cash grant, ranging from $5,000 to $30,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be American painters aged 45 years or older at the time of application.

For the purposes of this grant, painting is considered the application of various media (oil, acrylic, gouache, ink, tempera, watercolor, egg tempera, casein) on paper, canvas, fabric, or wood. This excludes mixed media, encaustic, collage, pastels, digital paintings, prints, and work in graphite or drawings. The use of multiple paint mediums is allowed (ie mixing acrylics with oil paints). Do not submit images in any of these excluded mediums. Only paintings will be considered.

A need for financial support must be clear and demonstrated.

Applications must be submitted by an individual working artist or collaborators in an artist group; organizations cannot apply.

Only one application may be submitted per individual during each round of funding.

Artist groups or duos may apply. Multiple artists applying together must have an established history of collaboration. Artist groups should complete the application form together, completing one essay, resume, one artist statement, one image identification list and one set of images. Each group member should submit individual personal information and financial disclosure sections. All materials can be mailed together.

Applicants must be either citizens of the United States or have permanent residency in the United States, though they can be presently living abroad.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted, postmarked, or hand delivered by Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5pm EST. Late applications are not accepted. The Foundation discourages applicants from paying for Overnight Shipping, it imparts absolutely no advantage.

The Foundation recommends using the online application though there is also a paper application available. Please send only what is requested; unsolicited materials will not be reviewed or returned. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed.

Grant recipients receive an official notification letter via email or mail. Notification letters go out by July 1, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

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Applications should be mailed to:

The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
460 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

Grace Ryder-O'Malley
508.487.1750 x 20

Tel: 508.487.1750
Fax: 508.487.4372

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