Working Artist Grant

A reader sent in this –

Please look into Working Artist Grant. Charges $25 as a submission fee which goes directly to the individual who runs it not to a nonprofit organization. Does not have a legitimate jury selecting artwork, but just collects funding from applicants so as to make a profit. Winner receives $500 but not really because they must then donate an artwork to the organization.


Any comments, research?

  • Fabio

    I have applied too,
    no answer email has ever arrived to me
    Then I have checked the list of beneficiaries of the grant and my name was not in it.
    I believe is legitimate but good for wasting time (and money)

  • anon

    Good to see these comments here. I fell for it but find it a bit too shady. It’s all part of trial and error but having this website is truly helpful. I was stung by Tvak in Ahmedabad India at a unsatisfactory art residency. Will post about it.

  • Amy

    I’ve submitted to this a couple of times, but never won anything. It’s a Purchase Award, and (now up to $1000.00) and the website states this. I don’t believe it’s a scam, but I doubt I’ll be applying again.

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