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

Grant Guidelines

NOTE: Click here to view grant guidelines for the Artist's Resource Trust Fund for Individuals.

WHO CAN APPLY

Nonprofit organizations to purchase, exhibit or commission work by mature (aged 35 and older), mid-career New England, or Columbia or Northeast Dutchess Counties, NY visual artists.

GRANT INFORMATION

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 who have demonstrated substantial commitment, development and quality in their work.  ART’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.

A.R.T. provides funds annually for New England, and Columbia and Northeast Dutchess Counties, NY nonprofit organizations for the commission, purchase or engagement of mid-career artists meeting the above geographic criteria.

ELIGIBILITY

To apply an institution must:

  • Do business within the geographic scope of the A.R.T. Fund
  • Include an artist(s) that fulfill the guidelines of the A.R.T. Fund although financial need is not a consideration
  • Have let two years lapse from receiving a prior A.R.T. grant 

AWARDS

Grants awarded generally range from $2,500 to $10,000 and should be matched 1:1 with cash.

NOTIFICATION 

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

REVIEW CRITERIA

Applications will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • The primary criterion for the selection of an organization is the quality of the proposed artist's work as evidenced by the images submitted
  • Quality and clarity of curatorial vision/direction
  • The potential impact of this grant on the institution, the artist and the community