Harpo Foundation Seeks Applications for New Work Grants

The Chicago-based Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are underrecognized in their field and to stimulate creative inquiry and encourage new modes of thinking about art.

To that end, the foundation is inviting Letters of Inquiry for its 2018 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 artists 21 years or older. The foundation considers proposals that directly support the production of new work by visual artists and/or collaborative teams who are underrecognized in their field. Production may happen in the context of an installation, public intervention, residency, or exhibition.

To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Review Code.

The foundation will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry on February 26. LOIs must be received no later than April 13, 2018. 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.