Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

2020 KAFA Award for the Visual Arts

Award to a USA Korean-American Artist in
Recognition of Outstanding Works of Art

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Korea Arts Foundation of America (KAFA)

Deadline Date:

04/10/20 - Postmarked and emailed

Description:

Request a Grant Writer

Award of $15,000 to a USA and territories individual artist of Korean descent to recognize excellence and promote advancement in the visual arts. The purpose of this award program is to further artistic achievement and endorse outstanding Korean-American artists. The awardee will exhibit artwork in a preselected cultural center in Los Angeles.

The purpose of the KAFA Award for the Visual Arts is to facilitate the capability for realizing creative endeavors, enhance, encourage and nurture artistic accomplishments, and acknowledge the presence of outstanding Korean-American artists. The awardee’s artwork will be exhibited at the Korean Cultural Center in the Los Angeles area. 

The award is made to support the development of an artist’s work. Grantees may use their award funds in any way which supports their artistic practice. 

Selection Criteria:

  •  Artistic merit 
  •  Consideration of Award's impact on the artist's career
  •  Record of artistic activity, accomplishments, and potential 
  •  A display of continued commitment to the visual arts  

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167754

Number of Grants:

KAFA selects one artist biennially.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The $15,000 award is distributed in two installments of $7,500. (The first sum is awarded upon selection, and the remaining awarded at the artist’s exhibition which is to occur within one year of selection.)

KAFA will pay a maximum of $700 for a printed invitation announcing the artist’s exhibition.

Artist must prepare the checklist and will receive 100% of sales. As a courtesy, artist must agree to extend a 20% discount on the sale of artworks to KAFA board members.

Term of Contract:

Artwork submitted with the application must have been produced within the past five years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:

- Visual artists of all media are eligible.
- Applicant must be either a US citizen of Korean ancestry, Korean with permanent residency status in the US, or otherwise approved by the Board.
- Applicants must show a continued commitment to the visual arts, and should have received some professional recognition.

Awardee Requirements:

- Artist must agree to participate in the KAFA Awardee Exhibition (to open sometime in 2021 at the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles).
1. All costs of the exhibition, travel and lodging are the artist’s responsibility.
2. Artist is responsible for any and all shipping and insurance expenses incurred.
- All the exhibition logistics and planning will be handled by the artist and the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles curator.

You cannot be enrolled as a full-time student at the time of application submission.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be both postmarked and emailed by April 10, 2020.

Please mail by post the following to KAFA:

1. Completed, printed, and signed application (please only send pages 6-8)
2. $30 application fee in the form of a check (payable to KAFA), money order, or cash
3. Printed curriculum vitae and artist statement
4. No more than five pages of supporting documentation

KAFA selects one artist biennially (even numbered years).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please mail by post the application, application fee, and all supporting documents to:

Korea Arts Foundation of America
941 S. Vermont Ave, Ste 101 #9
Los Angeles, CA 90006

Please email the following to KAFA kafaaward@gmail.com) with the subject line: [last name]_[first name]_2020_SUBMISSION

+1 323 692 2005
info@kafa.us

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Schools, Colleges, Museums, and Tribes for Native Alaskan Educa...

Deadline 09/01/20

Grants to Alaska nonprofit organizations, schools, colleges, cultural centers, museums, and tribal organizations for educational opportunities in eligible regions. Funding is intended to provide access to high-quality education for native adults and children who are ori

GrantWatch ID#: 128374

Grants to Alaska Nonprofits, Schools, Colleges, Tribal Organizations, and Individuals for Al...

Deadline 09/01/20

Grants of up to $6,000 to Alaska nonprofit organizations, schools, colleges, tribal organizations, and individuals to promote the culture of Native Alaskans in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support projects that further the traditions of these peoples, preser

GrantWatch ID#: 128375

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 10/01/20

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Community Improvement Initiatives

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government entities, educational institutions, and volunteer fire companies for community benefit projects. Funding is intended to support a wide range of impactful and sustainable initiatives that meet community needs.

GrantWatch ID#: 132986

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Assist Underserved ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu

GrantWatch ID#: 133552

Donations & Sponsorships to USA Nonprofits & For-Profits for Education, Literacy, and the Ar...

Deadline Ongoing

Donations to USA nonprofit organizations for programming support for arts, pre-K-12 education, and literacy programs across the country. In addition, sponsorship opportunities are provided to USA for-profit and nonprofit organizations focusing on literacy, the arts, a

GrantWatch ID#: 134869

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Architecture, Education, Arts, Scientific Research, and Communi...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofits for activities that positively impact people around the world and their communities. Support is primarily given to programs in the areas of architecture and the arts, education, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and scientific res

GrantWatch ID#: 138286