Professional Artists’ Fund – Application for Funding 2021

Professional Artists’ Fund
Application for Funding 2021 – Guidelines


History & Administration of the Fund

A group of professional artists and arts supporters in the Saint John region joined forces some years ago to organize a number of highly successful fundraising events: Art in the City Studio Tour (2003) Art and Artifacts (2005) and Whodunit? (2007). The proceeds from these events have gone to establish the Professional Artists’ Fund which is managed through the Greater Saint John Community Foundation.

Beginning in 2014, The New Brunswick Museum and the Saint John Arts Centre will be managing the annual application process and the awarding of the grant.
A three person jury will review all applications.

Purpose of the Fund

This year there will be ten recipients chosen, each awarded $1000. If you are a professional visual artist who needs financial assistance to pursue aspects of your career (for example: studio rental, exhibit costs, art materials, research travel, etc.), we urge you to apply as soon as possible.

Unlike other arts grants, there is no final report.

Application Deadlines

  • Applications are being accepted as of 29 November 2021
  • Deadline for applications by e-mail is: 13 December 2021
  • Grants to be announced: 15 December 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Artists applying for this grant:

  • Must meet the criteria of being a professional artist as defined by (Please see – Professional Artist Criteria)
  • Must reside within the following geographic boundaries: Grand Bay-Westfield, City of Saint John, Rothesay, Quispamsis, Hampton and the Kingston Peninsula
  • Or, as a professional artist, have contributed to one of the three fundraising events previously mentioned.

Submission Criteria

All submissions must include:

  • A completed application form (please see Application Form)
  • Description of how the award will be used (250 words or less)
  • Artist’s CV

Submit Applications to:

with the SUBJECT line:
Professional Artists’ Fund Applications

Questions about Applications

If you have any questions please contact:

Andrew Kierstead
Executive Director, Saint John Arts Centre
(506) 633-4870