For more than a hundred years, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) has broken ground as a community of artists, a museum, a cultural resource, and a school of art.
To help advance this mission, the organization welcomes applications for its Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant, which is awarded annually to an under-recognized American painter over the age of 45 with financial need.
Awards include a cash grant, ranging from $5,000 to $30,000, and an exhibition at PAAM. Recipients are selected by a diverse group of jurors — artists, curators, professors, writers — based on the strength of the materials submitted in the application as well as the perceived adherence to the spirit of the grant: to assist under-recognized artists.
For the purposes of this grant, painting is considered the application of various media (oil, acrylic, gouache, ink, tempera, watercolor, egg tempera, casein, enamel) on paper, canvas, fabric, or wood, and includes fresco. The program excludes mixed media, encaustic, collage, dry pastels, chalk, digital paintings, prints, and work in graphite or drawings. The use of multiple paint mediums is allowed (i.e., mixing acrylics with oils).
To be eligible, applicants must be age 45 and older and either be a citizen of the United States or be a permanent resident of the United States.
See the Provincetown Art Association and Museum website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.