Congratulations to the 2023 Project Grant Awardees!

We thank all IEA artists who applied for this grant opportunity. We were very impressed by the quality of the submissions we received this year. Narrowing the many worthy applications down to just a few was a challenging task.

We are pleased to announce that the following artists will receive $750 to support their exciting proposals:

Alison Fullerton

Amanda Pierce

Melissa Rubin

Lonnie Zarem


We look forward to seeing your projects and sharing your work!

International Encaustic Artists is offering the following grant opportunities.

Applicants should be IEA members in good standing and be willing to maintain membership for one year following following a grant.  Each grant recipient must be willing to submit a written report of the residency or project.

For further information email:

Click on the specific Grants in the right-hand menu
to read more about our winning artists.

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 $750 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 IEA Residency Grant is a program which offers a self-directed artist two weeks living and working in a creativity inspiring environment.  IEA will pay fees to Castle Hill (Truro Center for the Arts, Provincetown, RI) for one two week residency for one artist for the the future Encaustic Conference.

COMING SOON!!  The IEA Education Grant is a program for artists who are early in their careers and would benefit from guidance in their career direction - either working with a mentor or for other educational opportunities.  

The La Vendéenne Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement and practice of fine encaustic art. 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.

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