Café Royal Cultural Foundation

 
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“If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.” - Edward Hopper

The visual arts serve as a starting point for aesthetic inquiry. A powerful form of expression, they help us understand our place in the world, provide us with an historical record of culture and civilization, and communicate a wide range of values and beliefs.

Description: Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC will award an exhibition/project grant to artists creating paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs.

Deadline: December 16, 2019. The award for our August 1st deadline will be announced mid - September 2019.

Amounts: Up to $10,000.00  

Eligibility:
Artists in all genres of visual arts. Composition for the proposed piece(s) of art must be completed by the application deadline. Grants will not be made for the purpose of commissions to artist(s). The applicant must be the originator of the material for the artwork.

Grants awarded in this category may fund costs associated with continuing the composition of work submitted or related new work.

Artist(s) applying must be a current resident of New York City and have lived there for a minimum of one year prior to applying.

The processing time of application can take up to three months. Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project. 


Review Procedures: Funding decisions will be made by the Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation executive committee. The following criteria will be applied in evaluating grant proposals:

  • Quality of the art and the importance of the project to exhibit

  • Artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievements in visual arts

 

Application Requirements: 

  • Up to and no more than five links of work samples for Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation to view or download. Will also accept link to artists’ portfolio website as an addition.

  • If available, a letter of intent of gallery with date of planned show. Please note you do not need to have a gallery behind you.

  • A short description of the exhibition / project.

  • A short artistic biography of the person(s) involved.

  • List of costs that the grant money be used for - must not exceed the amount of $10,000.00 You cannot pay yourself artist fees.  Do not include any fees related to the applicant in the project budget.

 

Click on the apply button below to download the application. Once completed, please e-mail application to exhibitiongrant@caferoyalculturalfoundation.org.

 

We accept applications all year round. Applications will only be received by e-mail. The processing time of application can take up to three months. Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project and please refrain from inquiries in the meantime.

Applications for our next round will be available soon, until then feel free to sign up below for information on our upcoming visual grant and we will contact you when the new application is available.