The Foundation’s grantmaking activity is focused on serving the needs of artists by funding the institutions that support them. Grants are made for scholarly exhibitions at museums; curatorial research; visual arts programming at artist-centered organizations; artist residencies and commissions; arts writing; and efforts to promote the health, welfare and first amendment rights of artists.
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ORGANIZATIONS BASED IN THE UNITED STATES
A full proposal for funding should include the following:
- A letter of approximately 3 pages describing the activity for which funds are being requested; if applying for the first time, give a brief description of the organization's mission, purpose and goals.
- A project budget
- A copy of the organization's 501(c)3 ruling from the IRS
- A letter of support from the sponsoring organization's director (for Curatorial Research Fellowship applicants only)
Please do not send any additional material with your proposal. Proposals may be submitted either by mail or by email. Please select only one method of application and send only one copy.
If submitting by mail, address the proposal to:
Rachel Bers, Program Director
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
65 Bleecker Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10012
If submitting by email, send to firstname.lastname@example.org and attach all materials as Word documents, Excel documents or PDFs. Please do not call to confirm your proposal has arrived; notification of receipt will be sent in the mail. Grant requests are reviewed twice a year.
The postmark deadlines for proposals are March 1 with notification on July 1 and September 1 with notification on January 1.
- The Foundation will only consider proposals for museum exhibitions* opening no sooner than six months from the grant notification date. (*Note: This only applies to museum exhibitions. For those institutions seeking multi-year program support, projects may begin immediately upon grant notification.)
- If, for example, your organization receives a one-year grant, as a result of an application in the Fall 2010 grant cycle, you would be eligible to re-apply one year later, in Fall 2011. If your organization receives a multi-year grant, as a result of an application in the Fall 2010 grant cycle, you must wait one year after the final year of the grant period before re-applying, and therefore would be eligible to reapply, Fall 2013.
- Please be aware that priority is given to organizations that have not received recent funding.
Note that the Foundation is unable to fund proposals using a fiscal agent. The Foundation is also unable to make grants directly to individuals.
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR ORGANIZATIONS BASED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
The Foundation's grant program is primarily focused on supporting institutions within the United States. However, in rare cases, we will make grants outside the United States. For this reason, we accept letters of inquiry from arts institutions abroad. Please include a brief description of the organization and of the project for which you are seeking funding. In limited cases, the Foundation will then request a full proposal.
Letters of inquiry may be sent to the address given above.
For more official information click "Further official information" below.