The Artists’ Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship.
“Professional” is defined as those visual artists who make their livelihood through sales as reported on a Schedule C with a U.S. Federal tax return. An active exhibition history is also an important part of documenting “professional.” “Fine Artists” are defined as those who create art for sale through galleries, private commission or reproduction in mass media. Media such as sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, art photography, fine art ceramics, mixed media, installations, and video art are considered “Fine Art” as defined above.
The “need” must be current and documented, not anticipated. At this time, they are temporarily limiting relief and assistance applications to those qualified applicants who are dealing with immediate MEDICAL emergencies and their aftermaths.