|Title||Emergency Grants: Individual Visual Artists|
|Organization||Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation|
|Location||New York, NY|
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant is offered to painters, sculptors, and printmakers who have been engaged in a mature phase of their art for at least ten years and have recently undergone an unforeseen catastrophic event such as a fire, flood, or medical emergency.
–Maturity is based on a high level of intellectual, technical, and creative proficiency that has been maintained over time. It is not based on an applicant’s age but rather on the development of and commitment to an artist’s work and its progress over the course of an applicant’s career. To make that determination for this program we contact several professional references who can provide information about an artist’s body of work and career.
–For the purposes of this program we define a catastrophic event as a circumstance or a group of circumstances that are unforeseeable and that have an immediate and profound effect on the applicant. The types of events that we use as examples of catastrophic events are fires, floods, other acts of nature, and emergency medical need. Our experience has been that catastrophic events are determined as much by how they impact the usual flow of daily life of the applicant as by the nature of an event, so the examples cited above are not exclusive. For instance, an eviction for non-payment of rent will not, by itself, qualify as a catastrophic event; however, an eviction brought on as a result of an accident, medical situation, or some other intervening circumstance probably will qualify.
The limit of this award is $15,000 per event. Emergency grants are typically $5,000 – $7,000. Applicants for the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant may apply for and receive assistance only once per situation.
There are no deadlines for submitting applications for emergency assistance.
Please see our Grants FAQ: https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/grants-faq