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    grant_4The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.

    Application Guidelines
    The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.

    Artists can apply to The Pollock-Krasner Foundation by submitting an online application. Requirements for consideration are the application form, a cover letter, a current resume including an exhibition record, and ten digital images of current work with a corresponding identification list. All applications will be promptly acknowledged and considered.

    Artists interested in applying to the Foundation should:

    1. Review the grant guidelines to ensure eligibility before you begin the application. If you have additional questions regarding eligibility that are not answered on these pages, please contact us.
    2. Read the FAQs.
    3. Begin an online application by following this link.

    A crucial part of the application process is based on the Committee of Selection’s review of each artist’s images. The Foundation will only accept images completed within the past ten years. The Foundation urges artists to send the highest quality images of their work.


    If you have any questions, please contact us at:

    E-mail: grantapplication@pkf.org
    The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
    863 Park Avenue
    New York, New York 10075
    Telephone: (212) 517-5400

    In 2017, CERF+ will award “Get Ready” Grants of up to $500 to individual artists and up to $1,500 to groups of artists in two grant cycles. The “Get Ready” Grant Program encourages awareness of and provides funding for artists to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and implement other safety measures to help artists build and sustain strong and resilient careers. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.

    Deadlines

    Grant Cycle 1

    Applications submitted by August 15, 2017 Award announcement: September 1, 2017

    Grant Cycle 2

    Applications submitted by November 15, 2017 Award announcement: December 1, 2017

    Grant funds may be used to purchase goods and/or services that will have a direct impact on protecting an artist’s career and increasing emergency readiness. Artists are encouraged to use the Risk Assessment activity to generate ideas and review recommended activities in the Get Ready and Studio Safety sections of the CERF+ website.

    Examples of eligible activities include:

    Business Protection Business insurance Inventory software Business planning for continuity and contingencies Creating secure business record-keeping systems Studio Safeguards Safety equipment Upgrading studio and/or equipment to improve studio health and safety Contractor consulting Purchasing safer materials and supplies Emergency/Disaster Readiness Emergency tools, supplies and equipment Upgrading studio to reduce disaster risk Contractor consulting Theft protection measures Career Protection Legacy or estate planning Financial planning services Documentation or digitization of artwork and/or related records Legal counsel Enrolling in a professional development course or workshop to enhance career protection

    For full information including eligiblity and application instructions, visit https://cerfplus.org/get-ready-portal/get-ready-grants/ or contact Les Snow at les@cerfplus.org, 802.229.2306.