The mission of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time. The foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal, or both.
The foundation welcomes applications year-round from painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. Applications are encouraged from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a period of a year and will be considered for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses.
The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in a professional artistic venue such as a gallery or museum space.
The foundation does not accept applications from commercial artists, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, craftsmakers, computer artists, or any artist whose work primarily falls into these categories. In addition, it does not make grants to students or to pay for past debts, legal fees, the purchase of real estate, moves to other cities, personal travel, or the costs of installations, commissions, or projects ordered by others.
For complete application guidelines and a list of previously supported artists, see the Pollack-Krasner Foundation website.