The Santo Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, established in 2009 announces the 2010 Individual Artist Awards. The Foundation is a unique concept established by working, professional artists including Gary Passanise, painter, sculptor and Director of Painting at Webster University in Saint Louis and Laura Beard, painter and Assistant Professor at University of North Texas.
The Santo Foundation recognizes and assists the careers of individual visual artists. The mission is to provide individual artists with grants, travel stipends, and subsidized artist live/workspace. Graduate students, and emerging artists to mature artists are eligible for consideration. Open to all US and international artists.
A minimum of two $3,500.00 grants will be awarded in 2010. Ms. Barbara O'Brien, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, in Kansas City, MO will serve as this year's distinguished juror. The grants may be used at the discretion of the artist.
Application submissions began March 15, 2010 and will close on June 30, 2010. Candidates are required to apply online through CaFé (callforentry.org).
Submissions must include ten jpegs (up to 1800 dpi) of current work and a resume. Artists working in any medium may apply, however CaFé does not accept video. Video artists may submit stills and website info.
More information on the foundation and the award application process can be found at www.santofoundation.org. The Santo Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Public charity.