Frances Blakemore Asian Art Grants
Grants to tax-exempt organizations in the United States such as museums, universities and other educational or art-related institutions for programs, exhibits or publications that improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States.
The Blakemore Foundation 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900 Seattle, WA 98101  Phone: (206) 359-8778  Fax: (206) 359-9778  Email:  Website:

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
The Foundation aims to encourage curatorial research leading to new scholarship in the field of contemporary art. Grants of up to $50,000 are designed to support travel, archival research, convening of colleagues, interviews and time to write. Other types of grants to individual artists and organizations are also available.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts 65 Bleecker Street Seventh Floor New York, NY 10012  Phone: (212) 387-7555  Fax: (212) 387-7560  Email:  Website:

Tremaine Foundation
Through the Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award, the Foundation supports innovation and experimentation at the curatorial level. During each award cycle, the Foundation supports three curators partnered with established non-profit exhibition spaces in the early stages of exhibition development. The Exhibition Award provides the curator with resources to research, design and build a visual composition around a creative theme in contemporary art. The Marketplace Empowerment for Artists (MEA) program supports professional development training programs for visual artists. One of the components of this program works through established artists organizations.
Tremaine Foundation 171 Orange St. New Haven, CT 06510  Phone: (203) 639-5544  Website:

Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation
Funding from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation is currently available to support direct costs for catalogues and other publications accompanying contemporary art exhibitions and projects, especially those supporting emerging and under-recognized artists and produced by smaller organizations outside the nation’s cultural centers. Limited funds are also available for publications related to the grantee organization and its programs or collections. Grants between $5,000-$15,000.
Ray A. Graham, III President Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation One Wind NW Albuquerque, NM 87120  Phone: (505) 898-5600 ext. 4  Email:  Website:


Wyeth Endowment for American Art Trust
Since 2005, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art has supported the publication of books on American art through the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, administered by CAA. For this grant program, “American art” is defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico through 1970. Eligible for the grant are book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. The deadline for the receipt of applications is September 15 of each year.
Wyeth Endowment for American Art Trust c/o Sarah Zabrodski College Art Association 50 Broadway, 21st Floor New York, NY 10004  Phone: 212-392-4424  Email:  Website:

The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.
The American Art Program supports exhibitions, publications and research that emphasize an aesthetic approach to American art, specifically scholarly study of painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, decorative arts, photography, and architecture.
The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. 51 Madison Ave., 30th Floor New York, NY 10010  Phone: (212) 489-7700  Fax: (212) 581-9541  Website:

The Getty Foundation
Through strategic grant initiatives, the Getty Foundation strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. It carries out its work in collaboration with the other Getty Programs to ensure that they individually and collectively achieve maximum effect. One program of particular interest to museums is the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative. Check the website for more about this and the many other grants and initiatives available.
The Getty Foundation 1200 Getty Ctr. Dr., Ste. 800 Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685  Phone: (310) 440-7320  Fax: (310) 440-7703  Email: Website:

Tiffany & Co. Foundation
Grants to nonprofit organizations for arts education, especially in jewelry and metal work, for jewelry and silver exhibitions, and for preservation and conservation. Organizations that wish to apply for a grant must submit a letter of inquiry. Complete instructions are on the website.
Tiffany & Co. Foundation 200 Fifth Avenue New York, New York 10010  Email:  Website:

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
The Arts and Culture Program fosters creativity and promotes critical thinking by supporting projects that feature innovative and diverse artistic forms and by helping strong arts organizations become more sustainable. Giving in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington. A contact form is available to use as a means of introduction for interested organizations; complete instructions and a link to the contact form are available here.
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation 505 5th Avenue South, Suite 900 Seattle, WA  98104  Email:  Website:

Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc.
Support for photography as an art form through assisting museums, universities, and other institutions, and by publishing quality books and materials.
Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc. 477 Madison Ave., 15th Floor New York, NY 10022  Phone: (212) 755-3025  Fax: (212) 941-4764  Email:  Website: or click here for the Foundation's funding guidelines.

Sheldon H. Solow Foundation, Inc.
Giving nationally.
Sheldon H. Solow Foundation, Inc. 9 W. 57th St., Ste. 4500 New York, NY  10019-2601  Phone:  (212) 751-1100


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