Application Guidelines

Our selection process has two steps:
  1. Artists must submit a letter of interest and C.V.
  2. Conjunctions Arts will interview qualifying artists. Additional information may be required at this time including further project details and references.

    • ConjunctionArts does not provide grants, but sponsors artists who in turn seek funding from individuals and foundations using the tax-exempt status.
    • ConjunctionArts does not prepare or write grants, but will advise selected artists throughout the process and provide recommendations for professional development assistance.
    • ConjunctionArts charges a fee of 5-7% of funds received, to cover the administrative and reporting costs incurred.


Artists seeking funding must be U.S. citizens or legal residents and have been practicing artists for at least two years.

 

Letter of Interest Format
Please include the following information in your project narrative:

1. Project Title

2. One-sentence Project Description

3. Expanded Project Description (no more than 250 words)

4. Context: Place your work in a context so we might better evaluate it. What are the primary influences on your work? How does your past work inform your current project? Please use concrete examples. These examples may include other artists' work, art movements, your cultural heritage, any research/work from outside the art field, etc. (No more than 150 words)

5. Approach: In what specific ways does your project take an experimental or original approach to content and form? (No more than 100 words)

6. Audience: Who is/are the audience(s) for your work and how might you reach them? (No more than 100 words)

7. Venues: What are appropriate venues for your work? Do you have existing relationships with any of these venues? (No more than 100 words)

8. Resources: What resources, financial and other, do you need to realize this project? Are there any specific foundations you are looking to apply to? (No more than 100 words)

9. Resume/C.V./Biography
Please provide either a copy of your resume (no more than three pages) or short bio (No more than 500 words).

Collaborations
If this is a collaborative project or work by a collective, you must provide the name(s), complete contact information (mailing address, telephone, email), and a one-paragraph professional biography (no more than 250 words) for each collaborating artist. Also submit a one-paragraph history (no more than 250 words) of the collective or collaborative team.

Please email the completed application to