By Tessa Raebeck
In its 30th year of grant making, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Inc. has awarded 116 grants to artists and art organizations worldwide totaling $2,163,000 for the 2013-14 fiscal year. The grants support artists’ personal and professional expenses for one year.
Since the foundation started awarding grants in 1985, over $61 million has been given to artists in 76 countries.
“Pollock-Krasner grants have enabled artists to create new work, purchase needed materials and pay for studio rent, as well as their personal and medical expenses. Past recipients of Pollock-Krasner grants acknowledge their critical impact in allowing concentrated time for studio work, and in preparing for exhibitions and other professional opportunities such as accepting a residency,” the foundation stated in a press release.
Awards went to many artists in New York City, as well as in Guatemala, the Czech Republic, India, South Korea, and Zimbabwe.
Artists who are interested in applying for next year’s grants or would like to view the work of this year’s honorees should visit pkf.org.