Professional Visual Artists’ Fund

UPDATE: April 3 – Submissions are now closed; thank you to the applicants, the jury will be meeting soon to choose this year’s recipient.

The application process for this year’s funding opens March 1, 2018. Submission deadline is March 31, 2018. The announcement of the 2018 recipient will be at the opening reception for new exhibits at SJAC on May 4, 2018.

History & Administration of the Fund

A group of professional artists and arts supporters in the Saint John region joined forces some years ago to organize a number of highly successful fundraising events: Art in the City Studio Tour (2003) Art and Artifacts (2005) and Whodunit? (2007). The proceeds from these events have gone to establish the Professional Artists’ Fund which is managed through the Greater Saint John Community Foundation.

Since 2014, The New Brunswick Museum and the Saint John Arts Centre have managed the annual application process and the awarding of the grant. A three-person jury will review all applications.

Purpose of the Fund

The goal was to bring this fund to a point where at least one annual grant of $1000 could be drawn from the interest and awarded to a professional visual artist who needs financial assistance to pursue aspects of their careers (for example: studio rental, exhibit costs, art materials, research travel, etc.)

Unlike other arts grants, there is no final report.

Application Form

Click the icons below to download the 2018 application forms, which also includes further information on the application process (deadlines, eligibility & submission requirements.)

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