The Gottlieb Foundation
Individual Support Grant

  Adolph Gottlieb in his New York City studio, 1958

Adolph Gottlieb in his New York City studio, 1958

 

CURRENT Status: 

The 2018 Individual Support application form is now closed.
Applications for the 2019 Individual Support Grant will be available beginning September 2018.

Due Date: 

The annual application deadline for the Individual Support Grant application form is December 15th.

See work by last year's Individual Support Grant recipients.


How much is a grant?

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


Who is eligible?

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. 

The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success. Please note that these grants are available only to mature, individual visual artists. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking.

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.

The Gottlieb Foundation does NOT fund the following:
  • Organizations
  • Projects
  • Educational institutions
  • Students
  • Graphic artists
  • Craft work


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:

Maturity

Maturity is based on the level of intellectual, technical, and creative development maintained over a minimum time period of 20 years. In order to meet the maturity criteria as the Foundation defines it, successful applicants will be able to demonstrate that:

  • ...they have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years. 
  • ...their primary involvement has been with their artistic goals, regardless of other personal or financial responsibilities. 

Financial Need

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.

 

TO APPLY:

The 2018 Individual Support application form is currently closed. Applications for the 2019 Individual Support Grant will be available beginning September 2018.