Grants to individuals (artists, curators, academics) / Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Chicago, USA.
Priorities and Criteria
For individuals, our priorities are to:
Provide opportunities to create, develop, and communicate a project about architecture and the designed environment that will contribute to their creative, intellectual, and professional growth at crucial or potentially transformative stages in their careers.
Support their efforts to take positions, develop new forms of expression, and engage debate.
Help them communicate their work in the public realm and reach new and wider audiences.
Support new voices by giving priority to first-time applicants.
Overall we are most interested in opportunities which enable us to provide critical support at key points in the development of a project or career.
Criteria for Evaluation
Given our priorities, we believe projects of the greatest potential should fulfill the following criteria:
Originality: the project demonstrates an innovative, challenging idea; critical, independent thinking; advanced scholarship; a new or experimental approach
Potential for impact: the project makes a meaningful contribution to discourse and/or to the field; expands knowledge; is a catalyst for future inquiry; raises awareness of an understudied issue; promotes diversity in subject matter, participants, and audience
Feasibility: the project has clear and realistic goals, timeframe, work plan, and budget
Capacity: applicant possesses strong qualifications and/or knowledge; demonstrates ability to carry out the project successfully; has access to necessary resources outside of the grant request
GRANTS TO INDIVIDUALS
Inquiry Form deadline: Sep 15, 2012
Inquiry Form available: Jul 15, 2012
GRANTS TO ORGANIZATIONS
Inquiry Form deadline: Feb 25, 2013
Inquiry Form available: Jan 06, 2013
CARTER MANNY AWARD
Inquiry Form deadline: Mar 15, 2013
Inquiry Form available: Jan 26, 2013
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