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The phase two Re:Imagine Fund focuses on supporting ten artists with grants of $5,000 as they reimagine their practices and pivot toward the post-COVID-19 future. Applications will be evaluated for both innovative potential and economic need. The application deadline is Tuesday, August 11, 2020.
By The Skanner News
Published: 10 August 2020

Applications for the second phase of the Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center's Artist Fund closes on August 11.

The Artist Fund will provide immediate emergency assistance to visual, cinematic, and new media artists during the coronavirus pandemic and support and sustain their creative work through the long-term recovery. The Fund will distribute $100,000 to artists living in Oregon or Clark County, Washington, this summer.

The phase two Re:Imagine Fund focuses on supporting ten artists with grants of $5,000 as they reimagine their practices and pivot toward the post-COVID-19 future. Applications will be evaluated for both innovative potential and economic need. The application deadline is Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Grant recipients will be selected by members of PAM and NWFC staff and a panel of arts workers and community partners that is diverse and reflective of our region’s communities. More information and application forms are available on the PAM website

Eligibility qualifications for applicants:

  • Open to artists 21+ who have experienced dire financial emergencies due to the cancellation of events, exhibitions, screenings, programs, and other professional presentation opportunities
  • Open to artists living and working in Oregon & Clark County, Wash.
  • Must have a Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
  • Open to artists working in the following fields 
    • Visual Arts (installation, painting, performance art, social practice, photography, sculpture, sound art, video, etc.)
    • Cinema Arts (short & long-form animation, narrative, documentary, episodic, experimental,etc.)
    • New Media Arts (work at the intersection of technology, aesthetics, storytelling, and digital cultures including but not limited to XR, VR, AR and audio based storytelling, etc.)

See the FAQs page for additional details.

Funding for the Re:Imagine Artist Fund is made possible by the Museum’s Art Gym endowment, established with support from the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, and from Tim and Mary Boyle. If you are interested in supporting PAM/NWFC to continue this work, contact Director of Development Karie Burch, [email protected], 503-276-4240.

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