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 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. Only individual artists may apply.
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 application deadline for the 2018 Individual Artist Grant has passed. The deadline for 2019 will be announced in January and detailed information on the application process may be downloaded at that time. Please visit our Contact Page and sign up for our mailing list to receive notices about our grant program and other activities.
Image: Judith Simonian, detail of Ferry Boat (2017).