2021 Project Seed Grant
deadline September 30
presented by the GLB Memorial Fund for the Arts
The GLB Project Seed Grant grants a total of $10,000 split between two artists/curators who submit project proposals aligned with the GLB Memorial Fund for the Arts mission. Applications will be received and reviewed by the Curatorial Selection Committee and Trustees.
Eligibility: Woman-identifying artists and curators who reside in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia exploring topics of becoming, collection stewardship, social change, collective consciousness and/or the local art ecosystem through their work in the artistic media of drawing, photography, film/video, painting, sculpture, collage, printmaking, new media arts, performance or installation.
Intention: The purpose of the Project Seed Grant is two-fold: to practice the GLB Memorial Fund for the Arts mission through specific programming incubation twice a year and continue expanding the GLB Art Collection. Eligible proposals will be reviewed and selected based on full project concepts, interesting programming, and inventory of artwork. Of the two Project Seed Grants awarded each year, the GLB Curatorial Selection Committee will assist winners in the execution of their projects and vote to select one work from each inventory to inaugurate into the GLB Art Collection in exchange for project funds.
Timeline: July 20-September 30, 2020: Submission Portal open for Project Seed Funding
September 30 at midnight EST: Submission Portal closes
October 1-November 30, 2020: Applications reviewed by Curatorial Selection Committee, Finalist Interviews with Trustees & Final Selection Process
December 15, 2020: Two grant winners announced for the following year
2021: Execution of Grant Winners’ Projects/Exhibitions (exact dates TBD, based on proposal)
Application Fee: There is a $55 application fee to submit proposals for the opportunity to receive $5,000. Applications submitted without an application fee are incomplete. The fee is non-refundable and will be split amongst the Curatorial Selection Committee for their time and diligence reviewing applications. Application fees ensure that applicants follow directions and submit with intention.