Unrestricted, by-nomination grants made to innovative artists working across the fields of dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and the visual arts, these $45,000 cash awards are intended to provide recipients with the financial means to engage in any artistic endeavors they wish to pursue.
The following Grants to Artists awards are endowed or funded by artist foundations:
Merce Cunningham Award
Helen Frankenthaler Award for Painting
Roy Lichtenstein Award
Richard Pousette-Dart Award
Robert Rauschenberg Award
Dorothea Tanning Award
Cy Twombly Award for Poetry
C.D. Wright Award for Poetry
John Cage Award
An unrestricted $45,000 award made biennially in recognition of outstanding achievement in the arts and named for one of FCA’s co-founders.
Ellsworth Kelly Award
A $45,000 award made annually to create a solo exhibition opportunity for a contemporary visual artist at a U.S. art museum, or a university or college art gallery.