Grants for New England Artists

August 1 Deadline for Artists Resource Trust

By: - Jul 08, 2010


Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation announced today that the grant application deadline for the Artists Resource Trust (A.R.T) is August 1.  A.R.T. provides grants to mid-career New England artists in financial need.  Non-profit organizations wishing to show, commission or purchase work by mature artists living in New England may also apply.

There is a significant economic challenge to being an artist in the world today and a grant from A.R.T. provides prestigious, meaningful encouragement and motivation to mid-career artists who are struggling financially.

 Since its inception, in 1996, A.R.T. has awarded grants totaling almost $2 million to over 300 artists for a wide array of projects including… A giant knitted American Flag project at Mass MoCA, by David Cole, holographic installations by Harriet Casdin Silver, studio painting and sculpture by artists like Jane Masters and Barbara Takenaga and Gregory Gomez who have gone on to national critical acclaim; as well as funding for residencies at several studio art  centers.      

The committee that reviews applications and awards grants is comprised of accomplished artists, curators and museum directors.  The fund rewards excellence in art and recognizes mid career artists both financially and through validation by their peers. 

Applications are available online at

Or by calling Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation at 413.229.0370. Applications must be received at the Berkshire Taconic office by 5 p.m. on August 1. 

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation builds stronger communities and improves the quality of life for all residents of Berkshire County, MA; Columbia County and northeast Dutchess County, NY; and northwest Litchfield County, CT.  Berkshire Taconic connects donors with causes they care about by administering and investing their charitable funds. Thanks to its generous donors, in 2009 Berkshire Taconic distributed nearly $7 million in scholarships and grants for programs in the arts and education, health and human services, and environmental protection.  Berkshire Taconic is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization.