Artist Microgrants

Artist Microgrants

Nasher Sculpture Center Artist Microgrants are small-sum awards of up to $2000 offered to artists to further their personal or professional development.

About

In 2003, Raymond Nasher chose to make a permanent home for the Nasher Collection in Dallas. Since then, the Nasher Sculpture Center has become an indelible part of the city’s cultural landscape and an important focal point of inspiration for artists and art lovers around the world. In this spirit, the Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to offer a microgrant program that invests in the art community of North Texas. In presenting these grants, the Nasher recognizes the great artistic talent residing in North Texas and our privilege and responsibility to support it.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • Application is open to artists working in any media.
  • Eligible artists must be over 18 years of age and currently reside in North Texas (Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Hunt, Rockwall, Kaufman, Navarro, Ellis, Johnson, Somervell, Erath, Palo Pinto Hood, Parker or Wise counties).
  • Individual artists or artist collectives may apply once per calendar year. Artist collectives must list all active members on their application.
  • Artists may apply for up to $2000 to be used directly on physical resources or endeavors that will further their artistic activity and practice.
  • Proposed usage of funds may include, but is not limited to: general expenses associated with artistic practice, such as studio rental, materials and equipment, travel for research purposes, or exhibition-related expenses.
  • Nasher Sculpture Center employees and immediate family members of Nasher Sculpture Center staff or trustees are not eligible to apply.

The 2020 cycle of Microgrants will be open for application beginning in April 2020.

Artist Microgrant Application

We are not currently accepting applications for Nasher Artist Microgrants. Please check this page in April 2020.

Artist Microgrant Recipients

2019

xtine burrough and Sabrina Starnaman
Jessica Garland
Riley Holloway
Devon Nowlin
Sweet Pass Sculpture Park

Panelists: Chesley Antoinette Williams, Leigh Arnold, Nathan Carter, Nic Nicosia, Anna Smith, Giovanni Valderas

2018
Nida Bangash
DADE (Angie Reisch, Ellen Smith, D.S. Chapman)
Arnoldo Hurtado
Jonathan Molina-Garcia
Colton White

Panelists: Leigh Arnold, Thomas Feulmer, Eileen Maxson, Devin Mays, Anna Smith, lauren woods

2017

Chesley Antoinette
Eileen Maxson
Marcela Reyes
Giovanni Valderas
Montoya Williams

Panelists: Leigh Arnold, Alicia Eggert, Randy Guthmiller, Michael Morris, Ruben Ochoa, Anna Smith, Harold Steward

2016

Tim Harding
Francisco Moreno
Greg Ruppe
lauren woods
Longhui Zhang

Panelists: Leigh Arnold, Christopher Blay, E. V. Day, Margaret Meehan, Cam Schoepp, Anna Smith

Fall 2015

Alicia Eggert
Brian Fridge
Kelsey Heimerman
Mike Morris
Darryl Ratcliff

Panelists: Leigh Arnold, Frances Bagley, Annette Lawrence, Mai-Thu Perret, John Pomara, Anna Smith

Spring 2015

Christopher Blay
Brick Haus Collective: Rachel Fischer and Abby Sherrill
Celia Eberle
Jeff Gibbons
Margaret Meehan

Panelists: Leigh Arnold, Frances Bagley, Annette Lawrence, John Pomara, Anna Smith, Tony Tasset


Artist Microgrants are funded by additional gifts from Nasher Members and Patrons. 

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Dallas, Texas 75201
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