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 each receive $750 to support their diverse and exciting project proposals:
Congratulations, Alison, Amanda, Melissa and Lonnie!
We look forward to seeing your projects and sharing your work!
2023 Project Grants Application
The deadline to apply was July 15, 2023
This grant is for artists who are a bit more established in their
careers, and who would benefit from funding for a specific project or body of
work. The application is simple and can be accessed here.
You should have a clear proposal for your use of the funds. We
are looking for a solid body of work, and a solid history of growth as shown
by exhibitions, representation, and/or recognition as a teacher or presenter.
At a minimum, you should have a current website or some sort
of active social media presence. You should have a resume
and your bio should provide clear evidence that you have established
yourself beyond the level of an emerging artist. Thoughtfulness and
thoroughness of each presentation will make a difference
in how your application is scored.
The IEA Grants Committee seeks proposals that, if
funded, would support the artist’s continued professional growth. Successful
Project Grant applicants provide strong evidence in each of the following
Proposed Use of Funds
The applicant clearly: ~ defines the project and how the
proposed work extends or enhances the artist’s current work and includes a
Plan of Action that seems reasonable for successfully carrying out the
project ~ articulates why funding is
needed, and the use and amount of funding seem reasonable for accomplishing
the project ~ articulates the desired outcome
for the project and the outcome seems likely to be accomplished as outlined
in the proposal.
Quality of Artwork
The artwork samples included with the proposal
are unique and compelling works in wax that demonstrate technical proficiency
with wax media and the effective use of artistic elements such as
composition, form, color, texture, and concept.
The applicant is clearly an established artist
with a record of exhibitions or teaching or, if early in their career, shows
a strong trajectory. The professional history documented in the proposal
suggests that the applicant will be able to bring the project to fruition.
NOTE: These are competitive grants and there is a
requirement that you are a current member of IEA (with up-to-date dues) and
that you maintain your membership for one full year following the grant year.