Annual 5 International Artist Grants: Application Deadline June 15th

International Grant Program 2013/14, Lepsien Art Foundation, Düsseldorf

The Lepsien Art Foundation

Annually, the Lepsien Art Foundation accepts applications for their International Grant Program, as this grant schedule 2013/14, for ‘Emerging Talents’ in Fine Art. A total five grants will be awarded to international artists in the disciplines of Painting, Sculpture and Photography.

Artists can apply annually,  beginning 1st of April. This year 2013, the deadline for applications is  the 15th of June. Usually more time is allowed for applicants to submit, but  due to high number of applications last year, the application period has been reduced.  For the first time, the foundation has a dedicated online application tool for all artists applying for the program on their website:

Basic criteria for the application:
The candidates must already have a degree from a recognized national or international art college/university and must have already gained some first public recognition (e.g. exhibitions, publications, etc.).  Applicants should not be older than 39 years at the time of applying for the grant program.

An integral part of the grant program is the provision of studio spaces in the Art House Düsseldorf, Germany ( where the five awarded artists will work together for the period of the program. Furthermore the program includes the production and publication of limited art editions (Edition Lepsien Art Foundation) jointly with all grant holders. At the end of the grant program a joint exhibition of all artists will take place and an annual catalogue will be published with the Kerber Group in connection with the final exhibition.

Grants for Artists | Deadline Ongoing

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for Artists | Deadline Ongoing


Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for Artists | Deadline Ongoing

Open to: Candidates in the early stages of their careers and who are working in a representational style in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking
Grant: First grants are in the amount of CAD$15,000 each, and second and third grants are in the amount of CAD$18,000 each

Awards are limited to candidates in the early stages of their careers and who are working in a representational style in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. The terms of the Foundation’s Charter preclude consideration of non-objective art.


To be eligible for a grant, candidates must:

  • have already started or completed training in an established school of art; and/or
  • demonstrate, through past work and future plans, a commitment to making art a lifetime career.


First grants are in the amount of CAD$15,000 each, and second and third grants are in the amount of CAD$18,000 each. The foundation reserves the right to award grants in other amounts.


You can apply by filling the application form, along with reproductions of six recent works (one image per work) – on CD only – preferably completed within the past two years, but definitely no longer than three years ago. Sculptors may send two images of six different works for a maximum of twelve images.

Important Information

  • The Foundation will not accept applications from commercial artists, photographers, video artists, filmmakers, craft-makers or any artist whose work falls primarily into these categories.
  • Grants are made directly to the beneficiaries – not through other organizations.
  • The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year.

Contact Information

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

1814 Sherbrooke Street West
Suite no. 1
Montreal, Quebec H3H 1E4
Quebec H3H 1E4

Full details on The Official Website
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Artists List Free at ArtDiscover

Screen Shot 2013-03-21 at 7.23.03 AMThe ArtDiscover Team sent me an email asking if I would share ArtDiscover with my blog readers. I had not been to ArtDiscover before. It’s an interesting site and worth signing up. On the ArtDiscover home page, at upper right, you will see *List Your Space FREE*, when you click that you will see, in red–

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Click that, and complete the form.

Harpo Foundation Now Funding Individual Artist Grants

HARPO FOUNDATION is NOW FUNDING INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS DIRECTLY–they are pleased to announce an important change in the Foundation’s grant program. In 2013, starting with the April 5 deadline, the foundation will accept proposals from individual artists as well as from non-profit organizations. Previously, artists were unable to apply for direct support. This restriction has been lifted and artists may now apply on their own behalf using the same application procedures as non-profit organizations.DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A LETTER OF INQUIRY IS APRIL 5

Harpo Foundation receives many more applications than it is able to fund. Therefore, as a way to guide applicants through an open process, the foundation uses a 2-step application process to review proposals submitted by artists, non-profit institutions and fiscal sponsors.

2013 Letter of Inquiry for Individual Artists
2013 Letter of Inquiry for Organizations and Fiscal Sponsors

For more information about the foundation’s guidelines and process, please visit

Artist Clare Haxby Gains Visibility Via Melbourne Cup Horse Racing and Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser

Artist Clare Haxby created, displayed and distributed her printed promotional materials at this years annual Melbourne Cup Charity Luncheon. Her contribution towards the day’s events helped raise over $16,500 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Artist Clare Haxby business cards and printed promotional materials

Clare Haxby at the Charity Fundraiser Event

Painting by Clare Haxby on display at event.

One of several paintings by Clare Haxby on display at fundraising event.