Awards & Grants
International Encaustic Artists provides limited funding opportunities for members at all stages of their careers. International Encaustic Artists is committed to the growth and development of its members.
The IEA Emerging Artist Grant is offered to artists new to encaustic who wish to seek opportunities for furthering their knowledge and skills in the medium.
The IEA Artist Project Grant is a $1,250 award for mid-career artists, to be used to support the completion of a project, such as preparing for an exhibition or installation, or the creation and/or completion of a body of artwork.
The La Vendéenne Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement and practice of encaustic art in four categories: Artistry, Innovation, Education, and Media. The La Vendéenne [la-vahn-day-en] Awards are named in honor of a fourth century female encaustic artist, Laia, whose buried remains were found—along with the tools of her encaustic art—in the La Vendée region of France.