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Visual Artist Support Program (VASP) Grant

Grant to a California Artist for
Career Development in the Visual Arts

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Marin Community Foundation (MCF) - Pirkle Jones Fund

Deadline Date:

04/09/21 Receipt


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Grant of $25,000 to a California early or mid-career artist residing in eligible communities to recognize and support work in the visual arts. Funding is intended to support work in one or more of the following areas: drawing, ceramics, installation, collage, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and static digital art. The grant can be used for any purpose that will further the awardee’s career, including living expenses. Grants must benefit an emerging or mid-career visual artist residing in Marin County.

Through an annual competitive grant from its Visual Artist Support Program (VASP), the Pirkle Jones Fund aims to recognize, encourage, and nurture artistic imagination and drive, commitment to the creative process, aesthetic standards, and future artistic potential.

Applications will be reviewed and artist selected by the Pirkle Jones VASP Selection Committee, which will base its assessment on three areas: artistic value, artistic goals, and career impact.

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GrantWatch ID#: 183173

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Pirkle Jones Fund of Marin Community Foundation (formerly the Pirkle Jones Foundation) will bestow its ninth individual grant to an emerging or mid-career visual artist residing in Marin County.

Artist must:
-Reside in Marin County, California
-Work in one or more of the following mediums: ceramics, collage, drawing, installation, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, static digital art
-Be an emergent (0-7 years) or mid-career (5-15 years) artist
-Have an individual pre-tax income no greater than $91,250/year (an income figure based on self-sufficiency standards for Marin County)
-Be 18 years of age or older at time of application submission
-Apply as an individual
-Never have received a previous grant from the Pirkle Jones Foundation/Fund

Pre-Application Information:

- Application must be received by email on or before 5:00p.m. PDT April 9, 2021
- Award recipient will be contacted by June 18, 2021
- Award will be made on or before July 23, 2021

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please email the completed application packet to Lani Alo at:

Questions may be directed to Lani Alo at the email address above or 415-464-2531 (email preferred).

Marin Community Foundation
5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200
Novato, CA 94949

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