About the Grant

  • The JBSF offers one $20,000 grant per year.
  • The JBSF grant program operates on a 2-year cycle with alternating grants that support writing in even years and sculpture in odd years. Applications are now open forĀ writing on sculpture, and the recipient will be announced later in the year. The sculpture grant application will be available in 2025.
  • The writing grant is specifically for a writer who generates fresh writing and thinking on the history, aesthetics, purposes, imagination or situation of sculpture.
  • Supported categories of writing include essays and books.
    • Essays: magazine essays, catalogue essays, book essays
    • Books: research or manuscripts currently in process or nearing completion.
  • Types of writing that are supported include art criticism, art history, memoir, psychoanalytical study, philosophical meditation and literary study.
  • The grant recipient is expected to complete the project within one year of receiving the award.

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