Jerome Foundation: Grants for Visual Arts

OVERVIEW: The Jerome Foundation supports ongoing programs and services for early career artists.

IP TAKE: This funder limits its grantmaking to artists located in the state of Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York.

PROFILE: Established by Jerome Hill, the Jerome Foundation “[s]eeks to contribute to a dynamic and evolving culture by supporting the creation, development and production of new works by early career/emerging artists.” The foundation offers fellowships, film and video production grants and residencies of individual artists. Jerome also offers grants for arts organizations, as well as for, convenings, research and memberships.  

The foundation’s arts grants support the costs of artistic and career development, as well as, opportunities that lead to premiere exhibitions, publications and/or productions. Jerome limits its grants to visual arts organizations to $70,000 distributed at $35,000 per year over two years.

Visual arts organizations receiving funding in the past include the Anderson Center, which received a grant to support five residencies for five early career artists and the Bronx Museum of Arts, which received funding for its Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program. To learn more about the types of organizations Jerome supports, explore its recent grantees page.

The Jerome Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests fr funding for its arts organizations funding program, typically around late spring.

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