I'm Kenney Mencher. I'm an artist who left a tenured professorship in 2016 to pursue making art full time. This blog is about art, art history, with a emphasis on human rights. I make homoerotic art featuring bears, otters & other gay wildlife.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Harpo Foundation, National Call for Applicants: 2017 Grants for Visual Artists
Deadline: April 21st, 2017 11:59pm PST
The Grants for Visual Artists award provides direct support to under-recognized artists 21 years or older.
Self-defined under recognized visual artist
United States citizen
Not enrolled in a degree program
Not a previous Harpo grantee
Criteria: Applications are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist’s work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and its relationship to the foundation’s priority to provide support to visual artists who are under recognized by the field.
Funding and Reporting: Funding decisions are made by the Board of Directors, following review of applications by independent professional advisors. Awards are made of up to $10,000. The number of awards is determined each year by the annual granting budget. Grants are made to support the development of artists’ work and a grantee may use their award to support any activity toward that purpose.
A report detailing how funds were used is due within 10-months of receiving funds.
About: The Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are under recognized by the field. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry to encourage new modes of thinking about art. We view the definitions of art and artist to be open-ended and expansive.The Foundation’s grant program awards 7-10 grants annually. Grants are made directly to artists to support their development and to non-profit organizations in support of new work by artists.