California Arts Council

State of California

Grant Detail

Individual Support Grants for Visual Artists
Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation

Since 1976, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation has been making Individual Support Grants to painters, sculptors and printmakers who have been creating mature art for at least 20 years and who are in current financial need. Grants will not be provided to students, organizations, educational institutions, or artists involved in disciplines other than those previously mentioned, unless their work could be interpreted as painting, sculpture, or print. Grants are available through an open application process and they have been distributed to artists worldwide.

The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success. 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.

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate that they have been working in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years. Maturity is based on the level of intellectual, technical, and creative development maintained over this time period. Artists must show that their primary involvement has been with their artistic goals, regardless of other personal or financial responsibilities. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, or printmaking. 

Contact: Sheila Ross
Phone: 212.226.0581
Grant link:
Deadline: 12-15-2014

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