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    The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. The Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art or music submissions (except as those media are integrated into a larger craft or visual art project).

    An independent jury of artists and/or art professionals will judge the submissions and make its recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. Between 4 and 7 awards are granted annually. Previous winners of a Foundation grant are not eligible for a second award.

    Materials from the winning submissions will be retained by the Foundation and may be used by the Foundation for publicity purposes.

    More info and apply here. Applications will be accepted beginning May 15th, and must be either postmarked or emailed by NO LATER THAN July 15th. If you have questions about the application process, please send them to pbunten@chenvenfoundation.org.

    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