Artist’s Resource trust (A.R.T.) Fund for Individuals

Grant Guidelines

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Individual visual artists living in New England, or Columbia or Northeast Dutchess Counties, NY.


Artist’s Resource Trust was established in 1996 to provide support to the creative work of mid-career (aged 35 and older) visual artists who have demonstrated substantial commitment, development and quality in their work. A.R.T.'s focus is on visual artists who live in New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) and in the towns in NY that are part of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation's catchment area as of 2015.  

Since 1996, annual contributions to A.R.T. have made the grant awards possible. Now the A.R.T. Fund is building an endowment so that its work can continue in perpetuity. Make a tax deductible contribution to the A.R.T. Endowment.


Applications for an unrestricted fellowship are invited from individual artists (painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers and artists using mixed media) who have demonstrated financial need. The fellowships may support any expense that enhances the artist's ability to create his/her work such as supplies, materials, equipment, rent, travel, residencies, etc. 

To apply an artist must:

  • Reside in the specified geographic area and have done so for at least two years prior to making the application.
  • Have let eight years lapse from receiving a prior ART fellowship. 
  • Have an active art practice.


Grants awarded generally range from $1,000 to $10,000. They can be applied toward any expense that may enhance the artist’s ability to create his/her work. Awards are counted as income and artists are responsible for all applicable taxes. Berkshire Taconic will file a 1099 with the Internal Revenue Service in December recording each award. 


Applicants will be informed of Berkshire Taconic’s decision by December 31. A report is requested of each recipient within one year.


  • The primary criterion for the selection of an artist is the excellence of his/her work as evidenced by the images submitted.
  • Financial need