Individual Awards

Our program focuses on awards to individual artists and writers with families. Specifically, the applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18.


After 6 years of biannual awards, the Foundation is moving to an annual award program in Fall 2016. We will make awards totaling $100,000 to twenty artists. Additionally, we will name ten award finalists.


The foundation offers awards in two major categories: visual arts and writing.
Writers may apply in one of the following categories:

  • Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Long Form Journalism
  • Playwriting
  • Picture Books
  • Early and Middle Grade Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Graphic Novel

Visual artists may apply in one of the following categories:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing/Illustration
  • Printmaking
  • Mixed-media
  • Photography
  • Installation

At this time we are not accepting applications in the performing arts, film/video/tv (including screenplays), music, jewelry, pottery, and other crafts.

Details and Criteria

For all the details regarding our application process, please visit our application portal: