Call for Proposals

This a third party call for proposals:

AGJA Grant Funding Opportunity: AMERICAN GUILD OF JUDAIC ART

WORKING ARTIST, EMERGING ARTIST AND EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

In furtherance of its mission “to establish a community for those who are inspired to fulfill the commandment of Hiddur Mitzvah by creating, collecting and exhibiting Jewish Art,” the American Guild of Judaic Art has established and funded the following grants:

 

A Working Artist Grant of $1000 

open to artists with six (6) or more years of

professional experience

 

An Educational Grant of $750 

open to artists and teaching artists with six (6) or more years

of professional experience

 

An Emerging Artist Grant of $750 

open to artists with five (5) or less years of

professional experience

 

PROSPECTUS

Newly established in 2019, the Grants are meant to recognize, validate and honor our member artists and artisans whose works embody the highest creative standards in their genre and exemplify the best of Contemporary Jewish Art and Object being created today.  The Guild intended to help our membership achieve its goals by offering some measure of financial support.

 

The grant process is open only to current Members of the American Guild of Judaic Art.

Artists may apply as an individual or as a collaboration.

For more information about the AGJA or to become a member please go to: www.jewishart.org.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

 

All members of the American Guild of Judaic Art are eligible to apply.  Artist members must be actively working in their field and/or exhibiting their work in professional artistic or commercial venues.

 

WHAT THE GRANT COVERS

 

The grant can be used to help with the costs of a project such as (but not limited to) purchasing supplies; securing a venue for an exhibition, community event, class or workshop; participation in a trade show or convention (as a vendor only); printing catalogs, books, brochures, postcards or other promotional and educational materials connected with the project; or other types of marketing initiatives.  The “what” is entirely up to you. The Guild requires that your project either helps to advance and promote your own work and that of Contemporary Jewish Art and Object, or provide educational opportunity in a positive and creative way.

 

GRANT RESTRICTIONS

 

The AGJA will not accept applications from non-members.

The AGJA grants are not intended to fund the artist’s academic study or pay tuition, course fees, workshop fees or costs, past debts, legal fees, moving expenses, personal travel or the costs of installations, commissions or projects commissioned by others.

 

Members are invited to submit proposals each funding cycle (once a year).  Award recipients must wait at least 12 months from the end of their grant period to reapply.

 

WORK ACCEPTED

All member artists working in any medium are encouraged to submit a proposal.

 

COMPLETION OF FUNDED PROJECTS

Proposals are expected to be completed within a consecutive 12-month period.  Awards for proposals made in October 2019 must be completed by October 2020.  Award recipients will be required to document their project for the Guild.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

The Selection Committee will be comprised of AGJA board members and arts professionals who are experts in their chosen field.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES – WHAT YOU NEED TO INCLUDE

 

For Working Artist and Emerging Artist Grants: Proposal and Budget

 

What your Proposal and Budget Should Contain:

  1. A summary of the initiative or project that you want to fund; why the funding is necessary, and how it will affect the project.

Your summary should not be longer than 750 words.

  1. A separate budget for the project.
  2. Artist statement/bio.
  3. Current resume including exhibition record.
  4. Ten (10) digital images of your work and a corresponding title list including your name, creation date, dimensions and medium.

Please label your jpeg files as follows:

lastname.firstname.titleofartwork.

Consideration will only be given to images of work completed within the last six (6) years.

For Educational Grants: Proposal and Budget

 

What your Proposal and Budget Should Contain:

  1. A summary of the initiative or project that you want to fund; why the funding is necessary, and how it will affect the project.

Your summary should not be longer than 750 words.

  1. A separate budget for the project.
  2. Artist statement/bio.
  3. Current resume including exhibition record (if applicable) along with educational and/or teaching experience reflecting the types of educational programming done and its outcome(s).
  4. Five (5) digital images of previous projects or three videos depicting the same, not more than 3 minutes in length. All digital images must have a corresponding title list including your name, date of creation, dimensions and medium.

Please label your jpeg files as follows:lastname.firstname.titleofartwork.

For videos please label your files as follows:lastname.firstname.titleofvideo.duration.

Consideration will only be given to images of work completed within the last six (6) years.

 

Professional history will be taken into consideration for both the Working Artist Grant and Educational Grant.

 

The Guild requests that artists send the highest quality jpegs of their work, not to exceed 10MB per file.  No other type of formatting will be accepted.

The quality of your images is critical to your application.  The Selection Committee recommends you send professional quality images.

 

SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT CONTAIN ALL OF THE REQUESTED DOCUMENTS MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED

 

Please make your submission toagjagrants@gmail.com

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

Application Deadline:

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (in your time zone)

 

Award recipients will be announced on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Guild reserves the right to withhold payment or make demand for return of grant monies if the funds are misapplied or obtained based upon false or misleading information provided by the artist.

 

By emailing his/her submission the artist/artisan/educator acknowledges and agrees to the terms and conditions thereof.

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