- How do I apply for an individual artist grant?
Joan Mitchell Foundation grants for individual artists are only awarded through nomination. We do not have an open application process.
- Is it possible to receive information on the Foundation’s nominators for the Painters and Sculptors Program?
The Foundation’s nominators are kept confidential.
- Can I nominate an artist for your Painters and Sculptors grant program?
The Foundation cannot accept unsolicited nominations. Our Board invites nominators from across the country each year to participate in our Painters and Sculptors Grant Program.
- How can I apply for an Emergency Grant?
The Foundation can fund painters and sculptors who have suffered losses due to a natural or man-made disaster that has affected a community. Please see the Emergency Grant section on our website for more information. You are also welcome to contact the Foundation with any questions.
- What is your process for funding of organizations?
Our organizational funding is currently by invitation.
- An artist I am close to just passed away. I really would like to make sure their work is taken care of. Do you accept grant applications to manage estates?
The Foundation’s mission is to work with living artists. Unfortunately we are not able to support the work of estates.
- Do you provide estate planning information?
No, in focusing on the artist’s legacy we are looking simply at how to best document an artist’s work and career. We would recommend that you look at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation’s website for a good resource on estate planning for artists. In addition, we recommend that you contact your local art service organization to find out if there are any legal services provided to artists in your community.
- Do you have any suggestions of what might be done with my artwork if I die?
For any living artist, having your work organized is critical for conducting the business of your art. However, it is particularly important for those who handle your estate and advocate for your work. This organization will allow for more opportunities while you are alive and after you are gone.
- I’m pretty organized, however I’m not sure if I am archiving my work and career correctly. Are their any resources for artists starting out? Everything I find is geared towards museums.
The Foundation is currently developing a workbook based on our experience working with artists. It will be available for free to anyone interested. Please email Christa Blatchford at firstname.lastname@example.org
- I’ve heard the Foundation is starting a residency program. Can I apply?
Please visit the Joan Mitchell Center’s program page for further information.