For the majority of late-career artists, professional opportunities diminish as the artists continue to age. They also begin to face a number of common concerns related to the preservation of their artwork and historical documentation. It is issues such as these that Tree of Life seeks to address by providing support for senior visual artists through the Individual Artist Grant. This grant can be for new work or special projects, studio space, website creation, cataloging art and artist’s history, archiving and storage of art, exhibitions, and catalog publication.
Tree of Life welcomes applications from individual artists of recognizable artistic merit, age 60 and over. Applicants must be permanent residents of the United States; applicants must work in visual media, which may include painting, sculpture, installation, works on paper, printmaking, photography, video, film, digital, or performance art; applicants must have a specific project that they wish to pursue; and applicants must have demonstrable financial need. Tree of Life does not accept applications from organizations, institutions or corporations.
The defining factors in the selection process are the quality of the proposed project and the accompanying visual material, the applicant’s professional history, and the applicant’s financial need. Applicants are asked to submit a fully completed application, and the requested biographical and visual documentation.
The 2017 grant application deadline has passed. The next deadline will be April 1, 2018. Grant Guidelines and Application will be posted in January 2018. If you are interested in applying, please follow the instructions on our Contact Page to join our Mailing List and to receive updates when the Application is open.
Image: Judith Simonian, detail of Ferry Boat (2007).