Teiger Foundation offers grants for US-based, curator-led initiatives in contemporary visual art. We support group exhibitions, single-artist surveys, participatory and community-engaged art projects, digital exhibitions, live and virtual performance in the context of the visual arts, and as-yet-unknown curatorial forms involving contemporary visual art and artists. 

We support curators' growth and development as they work in or in partnership with organizations of all sizes. We value fresh ideas and formats, knowledge exchange and collaboration, resource sharing, responses to urgent conditions, and new approaches to working with artists, institutions, and communities. We support the development and realization of new projects and deepening and extending the value of existing projects. We do not prioritize particular themes or project types. 

Selections are made by a rotating jury of peers supported by Teiger staff, including past grantees. These curators, artists, and arts professionals represent a range of locations, career stages, organizational affiliations, and areas of expertise. 

See our 2023 grantees for the range of projects we support.

We offer:

Grants of up to $150,000 for single projects led by curators at organizations of all sizes 

Grants of up to $150,000 for three years of programming at organizations with an annual budget less than $3.5 million

Grants of up to $75,000 for hosting exhibitions that originated elsewhere

Grants of up to $50,000 for curatorial research and development: the earliest stages of a project

We do not fund projects unaffiliated with an established 501(c)(3) art or cultural institution; projects by individual artists, endowments, or capital campaigns; or projects that do not involve contemporary art. 

Only 501(c)(3) institutions in the US and US territories are eligible for these grants. Our international funding is staff- and board-directed for the time being. 

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Important dates for the 2024 Call for Proposals:

October 13, 2023: Guidelines posted
January 2, 2024: Application portal opens
February 14, 2024 at 5:00 pm EST: Application deadline
July 2024: Applicants notified of their status

All projects must begin between December 1, 2024 and August 1, 2026.

You can find guidelines for each grant category at the links above and below as a PDF.
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View recordings of our online information sessions here.
What we fund. Teiger Foundation offers grants for US-based, curator-led initiatives in contemporary visual art. We support group exhibitions, single-artist surveys, participatory and community-engaged art projects, digital exhibitions, live and virtual performance in the context of the visual arts, and as-yet-unknown curatorial forms involving contemporary visual art and artists. 

We support curators' growth and development as they work in or in partnership with organizations of all sizes. We value fresh ideas and formats, knowledge exchange and collaboration, resource sharing, responses to urgent conditions, and new approaches to working with artists, institutions, and communities. We support the development and realization of new projects and deepening and extending the value of existing projects. We do not prioritize particular themes or project types. 

Selections are made by a rotating jury of peers supported by Teiger staff, including past grantees. These curators, artists, and arts professionals represent a range of locations, career stages, organizational affiliations, and areas of expertise. 

See our 2023 grantees for the range of projects we support.

We offer:

Grants of up to $150,000 for single projects led by curators at organizations of all sizes 

Grants of up to $150,000 for three years of programming at organizations with an annual budget less than $3.5 million

Grants of up to $75,000 for hosting exhibitions that originated elsewhere

Grants of up to $50,000 for curatorial research and development: the earliest stages of a project

We do not fund projects unaffiliated with an established 501(c)(3) art or cultural institution; projects by individual artists, endowments, or capital campaigns; or projects that do not involve contemporary art. 

Only 501(c)(3) institutions in the US and US territories are eligible for these grants. Our international funding is staff- and board-directed for the time being. 

*

Important dates for the 2024 Call for Proposals:

October 13, 2023: Guidelines posted
January 2, 2024: Application portal opens
February 14, 2024 at 5:00 pm EST: Application deadline
July 2024: Applicants notified of their status

All projects must begin between December 1, 2024 and August 1, 2026.

You can find guidelines for each grant category at the links above and below as a PDF.
Download

View recordings of our online information sessions here.
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