Founded in 1956, the Chicago-based Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts provides project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.
To that end, grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations to assist with the production and presentation of significant programs about architecture and the designed environment in order to promote dialogue, raise awareness, and develop new and wider audiences; support them in their effort to take risks in programming and create opportunities for experimentation recognize the vital role they play in providing individuals with a public forum in which to present their work; and help them to realize projects that would otherwise not be possible without our support. Overall, the foundation is most interested in opportunities which enable it to provide critical support at key points in the development of a project or career.
To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Under some circumstances, the foundation will make grants to other entities when there is clear evidence that the public interest will be served — for example, in the case of a publisher or an emerging organization that does not yet have tax-exempt status.
The foundation will begin accepting applications on January 9, 2019.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Graham Foundation website.