How to Apply

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How to Apply for a Micro Grant

Eligibility:

You must either apply for an Artist’s Supply Grant or a Project Grant, not both. This is a small grant for artists in need and there is a quick turnaround time. We try to notify applicants of their status within three to four weeks of their application, or sooner.

Application Process:

There is no application form. Artists must be able to clearly define their need for the grant, specific supplies needed, or the project they are proposing funding for in 2000 words or less in a .PDF format.

You should submit six images that best represent your work – or no more than four pages of written work (in a separate .PDF file) – in low resolution 72 DPI .jpg format, where the widest or longest side is no more than 1000 pixels.

Please provide the title, date, medium and size of each of your submissions in the body of the email and make sure your images correspond with the image list by titling your images like so: Firstname_Lastname_Title.jpg. or Firstname_Lastname_Title.PDF for writers.

Also provide your resume or CV in a .PDF format. If you do not have a CV, then a short narrative biography under 500 words will suffice.

Please send your .PDF files and/or .jpg attachments to: mircogrants@picklebird.org.

How to Apply for a Mentorship

Eligibility:

Artists must be in their beginning phases of their art career. We define a beginner as an artist that is committed to their practice but has not yet had major gallery representation or a major solo exhibition in a commercial space. This is differentiated from an artist that is “emerging,” so MFA student need not apply for a mentorship.

First year undergraduate students are eligible for a mentorship as long as the above applies to their artistic practice. Self-taught artists are especially encouraged to apply. However, we are looking for artists that are both ambitious and very serious about their process and future artistic careers.

Application Process:

Please submit 10 images of your best work in .jpg format, or 10 written pages as one .PDF file. Visual images should be low resolution at 72 DPI and no larger than 1000 pixels at the widest or longest side.

Please provide the title, date, medium and size of each of your submissions in the body of the email and make sure your images correspond with the image list by titling your images like so: Firstname_Lastname_Title.jpg or Firstname_Lastname_Title.PDF for writers.

Also include a no more than a 3000 word narrative about yourself and answer the following three questions:

1. What were your last two accomplishments in which you are most proud of in your art-making practice? (This can be a project or artwork within your process or in regards to merits in your career.)

2. How do you think having a mentor would advance your practice as an artist?

3. What would you say are your main weaknesses and strengths as an artist at this juncture in time?

Separately, please write a short Artist’s Statement to the best of your ability in less than 500 words and save it as a .PDF.

If you do have a resume or CV, you may send it (also as a .PDF file), but please do not send any other superfluous materials, as they will be disregarded.

Please send your .PDF files and/or .jpg attachments to:
mentorship@picklebird.org.