The mission of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation is to aid individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time, with a focus on those able to demonstrate recognizable artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal, or both.
The foundation welcomes applications from visual artists who are 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. (The foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses.)
Grants are intended for a one-year period of time.
The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in a professional artistic venues such as a gallery or museum space, and professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration.
The foundation does not accept applications from commercial artists, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers, computer artists, or any artist whose work primarily falls into these categories. In addition, it does not make grants to students, fund academic study, or award grants to cover past debts, legal fees, the purchase of real estate, moves to another city, 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 Pollock-Krasner Foundation website.