• Martina Martinelli

GRANTS FOR EMERGING AND UNDER-RECOGNIZED ARTISTS



Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant


The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant is awarded annually to under-recognized American painters over the age of 45 who demonstrate financial need.

The mission of this grant is to promote public awareness of and a commitment to American art, and to encourage interest in artists who lack adequate recognition.

Applicants must be 45 years old (or older) US-native painters, who can demonstrate to be in need of financial support.

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Submission fee: n.a.

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The Franklin Furnace FUND 2022-2023


Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.'s mission is to present, preserve, interpret, proselytize and advocate on behalf of avant-garde art, especially forms that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect, cultural bias, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content.

Through its grants, Franklin Furnace Fund supports artists that are in their early career, as well as non-student performance artists who actively generate new original work.

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Submission fee: free

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Genr8tor Art


gener8tor Art is a 12-week accelerator program for visual artists. gener8tor Art helps artists in Wisconsin and beyond achieve greater success by providing the support and mentorship needed to maintain a sustainable practice and navigate the industry.

gener8tor Art focuses on supporting artists with a social activism component to their art practice, including themes of social justice, activism, creative placemaking, and community development.

Deadline: April 3, 2022

Submission fee: free

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HARPO FOUNDATION – VISUAL ARTISTS GRANTS


Harpo Foundation works in support of emerging and under-recognized visual artists. By offering grants and residency programs, the foundation aims to stimulate creativity and promote new methods of art-making.

The visual artists grants provides direct support to emerging and under-recognized artists aged 21 or older.

Deadline: April 29, 2022

Submission fee: $15

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The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant


The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant is one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists, as well as one of the most substantial.

From 1955, the Foundation contributed to the success and development of emerging artists from all around the world.

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation provides financial support to young artists who are pursuing their studies or are in the early or developmental stage of their career. In particular, the Foundation assists figurative artists, working in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking (abstract and non-objective artists are not eligible for grants).

Deadline: ongoing

Submission fee: n.a.

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