Nasher Artist Grants

Nasher Artist Grants

Nasher Sculpture Center Artist Grants are small-sum awards 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 grant 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 grants of $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.
  • All submissions are subject to institutional review.

The 2021 cycle of Artist Grants will be open for application June 1 - 30, 2021.

Artist Grant Application

The 2021 cycle of Artist Grants will be open for application June 1 - 30, 2021.

Applications must be submitted through CaFÉ (Call for Entry), an online submission platform. 

First time CaFÉ users must register for a free account before they can log in and apply to a call for entry. 

Apply Here

Please contact [email protected] if you have questions about this process. 

Artist Grant Recipients

2020

Sarah Ayala

Sara Cardona

Janeil Engelstad

Julia Jaloweic

David Jeremiah

Cynthia Mulcahy

Nancy Newberry

Darryl Ratcliff

Raul Rodriguez

Third Space DFW

 

Panelists: Leigh Arnold, Nida Bangash, Arnoldo Hurtado, Bettina Pousttchi, Anna Smith, Allison V. Smith

 
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


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