The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success.
Individual Support Grants are available to painters, sculptors and printmakers who have been engaged in a mature phase of their art for at least 20 years and who are currently in financial need. Financial need is based on household income. The Gottlieb Foundation does not fund organizations, educational institutions, students, graphic artists, or those working in crafts. 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 Foundation does not fund exhibitions, installations, or projects of any kind.
Last year, the Foundation awarded grants of $25,000 each to 20 artists.
This program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artist, and we hope these individuals will consider applying. Twenty grants are awarded each year. Applications are reviewed by a panel of five professionals in the arts who have no affiliation with the Foundation.