NYFA: New York Foundation for the Arts
Address 6022 Wilshire Blvd, #200
Los Angeles,CA 90036
Phone Number (323)931-3744
Fax Number (323)931-3751
TTY Number
Email [email protected]
Website www.whjohnsongrant.org
Executive Director
Founding Year 2001
Incorporating Year 0
Mission Statement Recognizing that minority artists often need economic assistance, and inspired by Johnson’s story, the Foundation seeks to encourage artists early in their careers by offering financial grants. Visual artists working in the following media are encouraged to submit applications: painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation and new genre. Grants are awarded at the end of the calendar year. In addition, the foundation will support projects aimed at broadening awareness of the life and work of William H. Johnson and other African American artists, mainly through exhibitions and publications.
Program Name William H.Johnson Prize
Program Contact
Program Phone
Program Email [email protected]
Year Program Founded 2001
Description of Program The William H. Johnson Prize is awarded annually to an early career African American artist. The William H. Johnson Foundation awards grants to individuals who work in the following media: painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation and/or new genre.
Conditions/Public Service Requirements
Award Website http://whjohnsongrant.org/grants.html
Where does the program take place?
Does this program primarily support the creation of new work? No
Support or Services Provided as part of the Program
    Description of Support or Services
    Amount Awarded by this Program (if an award) 25000.00
    Related Arts
    Visual ArtsPainting
    Visual ArtsPhotography
    Visual ArtsPrintmaking
    Visual ArtsSculpture
    Visual ArtsInstallation
    Residency Programs Open to Applicants Living in Any US State, Territory, or Indian Nation
    Gender No Requirement
    Age No Requirement
    Can Previous Awardees Re-apply?
    • African American/Black
    Career Point
    • Emerging
    Special Population
    • No Requirement
    Other Restrictions Applicants must demonstrate financial need. For our purposes, "early career" is a flexible term that should be interpreted liberally to include artists who have finished their academic work within twelve years from the year that the prize is awarded. For example, a person who finished their studies in 1999 is eligible to apply in 2011, but not in 2012. Age is not determinative, and artists who have not earned BFAs or MFAs are still eligible so long as they have not been working as an artist for more than twelve years.
    Total Number of Applicants (annually) 0
    Total Number of Recipients (annually) 0
    Total Number of Awards (annually) 0
    Total Amount Awarded by this Program (annually) $0
    Procedure Open Application
    Contact Requirements All applications must be completed and submitted online.
    Material/Process See website. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, 12 slides of work and TWO copies of the following: Artist's Statement, Artist's Challenges, Resume, Annotated Slide Sheet.
    Application Fee $0
    Exact Deadline
    Approximate Deadline August
    Rolling Deadline No
    Ideal Contact Month for New Application and Guidelines
    Selection Process/Criteria
    Notification Process The winner will be announced in November 2011.
    Are awardees required to submit a Final Report? False
    Awardee's Public Service Requirement?