The Adolph & Esther Gotlieb Foundation offers Individual Support Grants, and they are now accepting applications! From the Adolph & Esther Gotlieb Foundation website: "The 2018 Individual Support application form is now open. Applications are due December 15th, 2017. The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success.

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From the Adolph & Esther Gotlieb Foundation website:

"Please note that these grants are available only to mature individual visual artists. The Foundation defines maturity in this case as having worked for 20 years or more in a mature phase of art. 

Last year, the Foundation awarded grants of $25,000 each to 12 artists.

The Gottlieb Foundation does not fund organizations, projects, 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.

This program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artist, and we hope these individuals will consider applying. Twelve grants are awarded each year. Applications are reviewed by a panel of five professionals in the arts who have no affiliation with the Foundation. In this program, the following criteria must be met:


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.


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.

Please note that as of the 2018 Grant Cycle, applicants who have previously received an Individual Support Grant from this Foundation three times or more are no longer eligible to apply for this grant program. "

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