Grants Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant
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U.S. National Deadline: April 2, 2018 – The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant is awarded annually to under-recognized American painters over the age of 45 who demonstrate financial need. The mission of this grant is to promote public awareness of and a commitment to American art, and to encourage interest in artists who lack adequate recognition.
Recipients are selected by a diverse group of jurors—artists, curators, professors, writers—based on the strength of the materials submitted in this application as well as the perceived adherence to the spirit of the grant: to assist under recognized artists.
Awards include a cash grant, ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 and an exhibition at PAAM.
• Applicants must be American painters aged 45 years or older at the time of application.
• For the purposes of this grant, painting is considered the application of various wet media (oil, acrylic, gouache, ink, tempera, watercolor, egg tempera, casein) on paper, canvas, fabric, or wood. This excludes mixed media, encaustic, collage, pastels, digital paintings, prints, and work in graphite or drawings. The use of multiple paint mediums is allowed (i.e. mixing acrylics with oil paints). Do not submit images in ANY of these excluded mediums. Only paintings will be considered.
• A need for financial support must be clear and demonstrated.
• Applications must be submitted by an individual working artist or collaborators in an artist group; organizations cannot apply.
• Only one application may be submitted per individual during each round of funding.
• Applicants must be either citizens of the United States or have permanent residency in the United States, though they can be presently living abroad.
The review criteria for the grant are artistic quality, creative ability as evidenced by images of work submitted, and financial need. Complete and on-time applications are reviewed by the Grant Review Committee. The jurors of the Committee are comprised of at least three nationally renowned artists, art historians, or curators. Incomplete or late applications are not reviewed. Your name is only included on the Personal Information section of the application in order to ensure anonymity. Applications are processed by PAAM staff and assigned a number before the jurors receive your materials.
ABOUT ORLOWSKY & FREED
The late Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed were students of Hans Hofmann and studied with him in both New York and Provincetown. They were active artist members at PAAM, instructors in the summer school, and members of a variety of committees throughout their 50 years on Cape Cod. Lillian, in particular, was sensitive to the challenges artists face, especially those working against the mainstream or outside of popular schools of art. Her desire to provide financial support to mature artists through this generous endowment gift speaks to her passionate commitment to art created regardless of the demands and whims of the marketplace.
ABOUT PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM
PAAM is a nationally recognized, year-round cultural institution that fuses the creative energy of America’s oldest active art colony with the natural beauty of outer Cape Cod that has inspired artists for generations. PAAM was established in 1914 by a group of artists and townspeople to build a permanent collection of works by artists of outer Cape Cod, and to exhibit art that would allow for unification within the community. Today, PAAM continues to offer an every-changing line-up of world-class exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and cultural events. Integral to the community comprising the Provincetown Art Colony, PAAM embodies the qualities that make Provincetown an enduring American center for the arts, and serves as Cape Cod’s most widely-attended art museum.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
460 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657