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Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grants


To recognize and support serious, fully committed painters, sculptors and printmakers who are in financial need.

Artists who have been awarded a grant must allow one year to elapse before reapplication. Only first person written requests for application forms will be honoured.


Open to creative painters, sculptors and printmakers who have been in a mature phase of their work for at least 20 years and require financial assistance to continue this work. United States residency is not required. The Gottlieb Foundation does not provide funding for organizations, projects of any type, educational institutions, students, graphic artists or those working in crafts. The disciplines of photography, film, video or related forms are not eligible unless the work directly involves, or can be interpreted as, painting or sculpture.

Quantity Available

12 every year


  • Annual

Study Length

1 year

Award Value


Application procedure

Applicants must include a current application form, available from the foundation, and a small group of slides of the artist's work that illustrates the progressive development of the art for at least a 20-year period. These slides must be properly labelled and dated. Applicants must also include a written statement in narrative form. This statement should include outside jobs which have helped support the artist's career, changes in artistic approach that have occurred, and other facts which can aid the review panel in forming an accurate picture. All aspects of artistic history, i.e. education, exhibitions, etc., should be described, and dates must be provided for all information. Financial disclosure, which entails completing a disclosure page and submitting a copy of a federal tax return for the past year, is necessary in the determination of financial need. A stamped addressed envelope for the return of supplementary materials must also be included.

Closing date

December 15th


An endowment

Study Level

  • Unrestricted

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc.

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation is a non-profit corporation registered with the state of New York. It was established to award financial aid to mature creative painters, sculptors and printmakers.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc. by using the links below.


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