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The IFPDA Foundation provides various grants and awards throughout the year, benefiting many deserving institutions and organizations. Currently, the foundation offers Foundation Grants, the Book Award, Curatorial Internship grants, the Richard Hamilton Acquisition Prize, and the Jordan Schnitzer Award for Excellence in Printmaking. 

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IFPDA Foundation Grants

The Foundation provides financial support to museums and non-profit organizations for exhibitions, publications, and educational projects that promote greater awareness and understanding of printmaking as an artistic medium.

Grants are made to non-profit organizations that are certified tax-exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service code. Applications from organizations outside the United States that can document not-for-profit status will also be considered.

Online submission typically opens in January each year and must be completed by April. Please download the Grants Guidelines for complete details.

2023 IFPDA Foundation Grant applications are due April 14, 2023.

2022

Print Council of America

Support for the Print Council Index to Print Catalogues Raisonné

Support for updates and troubleshooting of database API over the next two years, and licensing fees

2022

New Orleans Museum of Art

Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club

To support the traveling exhibition Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club featuring approximately 139 works, the majority of which are works on paper.

2022

Manhattan Graphics Center

Manhattan Graphics Center Exhibition Series

To support the launch of a new guest-curator exhibition series at Manhattan Graphics Center (MGC) with a focus on contemporary issues of public impact.

2022

Association of Print Scholars, Inc.

Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from the Twentieth Century to Today

To support a public convening, developed by APS in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s exhibition "Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany", on view October 29, 2022 to April 29, 2023.

2022

Kala Art Institute

Exhibition and Public Programs: The Embodied Press - Queer abstraction and the Artist Book

To support for the exhibition & public engagement and for the artists to participate in person in the Kala gallery events.

2022

FONDAZIONE GIORGIO CINI ONLUS

Census of Italian Renaissance Woodcuts

To support an exhibition based on a digital archive cataloguing woodcuts and woodblocks produced in Italy from the earliest known use of the medium up to around 1550.

2022

EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop

RBPMW Scholarship Program | Reserved for BIPOC + AAPI Artists

To offer scholarships of free printmaking classes and free access to the printshop for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI).

2022

Flint Institute of Arts

Glass on Paper: Vitreograph Prints

To support the exhibition Glass on Paper: Vitreograph Prints

2022

Dieu Donné Paper Mill

Webinar on Print and Paper Techniques in Artists' Books

To support the documentation of artists' books in the Dieu Donné archive and a public conversation between Abby Leigh, Susan Gosin, and Nazanin Noroozi on the intersection of printmaking and papermaking techniques in artists' books.

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