Established in 2006, the Chicago-based Harpo Foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and encourage new modes of thinking about art.
To that end, the foundation is inviting Letters of Inquiry for its 2017 New Work Project Grants program. Through the annual program, grants of up to $10,000 are awarded to nonprofit organizations in support of new work by underrecognized artists age 21 or older. The foundation will consider proposals that directly support the production of new work by visual artists and/or collaborative teams who are underrecognized in their field. Production of such may happen in the context of an installation, public intervention, residency, or exhibition.
To be eligible, applicant organizations must be considered tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
LOIs must be received no later than April 14, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.
For complete program guidelines, information about previous fellowship recipients, and applications instructions, see the Harpo Foundation website.