Institutions may submit an inquiry for an institutional grant to sustain their general activities, for project funding, or for research support. Based on the inquiry, your organization may be invited to provide additional information for a grant proposal. Anyone may submit an inquiry, but a proposal must be invited. In general, grants are given to institutions with annual budgets of less than $1,000,000.

You will be asked to enter the name of the institution as it appears on its legal status documents and bank account. If your organization is in the U.S., it must be classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. If your organization is not in the U.S., it must be created and operated exclusively for charitable and/or educational purposes. You will be asked to submit a statement to that effect ( on your organization’s letterhead, signed by an authorized officer.

Individuals w​ho are artists, activists, curators, critics, researchers, writers, or otherwise active in organizing projects in visual art and culture may submit an inquiry for a research grant of $7,500. Based on your inquiry, we will let you know if you are selected to receive a grant.

Grants are not awarded for scholarships or residency programs​, and all research and related travel must be independent of any institutional or professional obligations. Grant funds may not be transferred to anyone else and are not intended for the production of work or the purchase of major equipment.

Unfortunately, we are unable to respond directly to every inquiry. We will contact you if we need additional information or if you are selected for an individual grant. If you don’t hear from us within four months, it means your inquiry has not been selected.