The mission of the is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time. The foundation's dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal, or both.
The foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. Applications are encouraged from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time and can be used by the applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living (including medical) expenses.
The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in a professional artistic venue such as a gallery or museum.
The foundation does not accept applications from commercial artists, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers, computer artists, or any artist whose work primarily falls into these categories. In addition, it does not make grants to students or for academic study or to pay for past debts, legal fees, the purchase of real estate, moves to other cities, personal travel, or to pay for the costs of installations, commissions, or projects ordered by others.
For complete application guidelines and a list of previously supported artists, see the Pollock-Krasner Foundation website.