Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Phone: Fax (212) 288-2836
Origin: New York, New York
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Announcement Information
Title: Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
Deadline: Ongoing
Type: Grants
Category: Multiple Media
International Deadline: Ongoing - The Pollock-Krasner Foundation�s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation�s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.

Application Guidelines
The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size and length of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist.

Grant Restrictions
The Foundation does not accept applications from commercial artists, photographers, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers or any artist whose work primarily falls into these categories. The Foundation does not make grants to students or fund academic study.

The Foundation does not make grants to pay for past debts, legal fees, the purchase of real estate, moves to other cities, or to pay for the costs of installations, commissions or projects ordered by others. With very few exceptions, the Foundation will not fund travel expenses.

Selection Process
The Officers and Directors are advised in the selection process by a distinguished Committee of Selection comprised of recognized specialists in the fields of the Foundation�s concern. Artists are required to submit a cover letter, an application, and slides of current work. All completed applications will be promptly acknowledged and considered. If further information is required after the completed application has been received, the artist will be contacted directly by the staff. Further information including financial data may be requested at any time during the review process.

Reapplication Procedure
Applicants may reapply to the Foundation, whether recipients of grants or those who have been declined. All reapplicants must send slides of work not previously submitted.

The procedure requires that grantees who reapply must wait 12 months from the end of their grant period. Reapplicants who were previously declined must wait at least 12 months from the date of their application letter to reapply. The 12-month waiting period may be waived for reapplicants applying under emergency circumstances.

Past recipients of our grants should understand that the Foundation does not wish to become an instrument of extended or permanent support for particular individuals. Recipients who reapply must have either circumstances so changed as to warrant further support or have a genuine emergency situation.

How to Apply
Artists are required to submit a cover letter, an application, and slides of current work. All applications will be promptly acknowledged and considered. Please do not send application forms by fax or e-mail.

A crucial part of the application process is based on the Committee of Selection�s review of each artist�s slides. The Foundation urges artists to send the highest quality slides of their work. It is recommended that while representative examples of your work over a period of years may be included, your most recent creative effort should be emphasized.

Artists interested in obtaining application forms and information on the application procedure can download the forms or must write, fax or e-mail their complete mailing address to:

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
863 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10021
Attn: Request for Application

Fax: (212) 288-2836

The Foundation cannot respond to application requests by telephone or in person. Please be advised that correspondence or packages that do not have a return address will not be accepted by the Foundation.

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