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GRANT PROGRAM GUIDELINES

"Judith saw being an artist as an individual necessity, a collective enterprise, and a responsibility to the public and her fellow artists."
Anne d'Harnoncourt
address for Judith Rothschild's memorial service, May 10, 1993


RE-EVALUATION OF GRANT PROGRAM

Thank you for your interest in The Judith Rothschild Foundation. Please note: The Foundation will not be accepting proposals in 2009 for next year’s award cycle. As provided in Judith Rothschild’s will, eligibility required the artist to have died after September 12th, 1976 and before March 7th, 2008 (15 years before the date of her will and 15 years after her death).

Because of last year’s closing of the eligibility window, The Judith Rothschild Foundation will spend the upcoming grant cycle evaluating the most effective way to re-focus the activities of the Grant Program in order to best support those eligible artists remaining within this now closed pool and to carry out the mission of the Foundation in accordance with the terms of Rothschild’s will. Accordingly, the Foundation will not be accepting proposals for this next 2009-2010 cycle.

It will, however, continue to be actively involved in giving technical advice and tools to artists’ estates and living artists preparing their estates, supporting the research and updates associated with the online version of the A Visual Artist's Guide to Estate Planning, co-sponsored with The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, and seeking out news ways to promote public awareness of recently deceased American artists’ achievements as well as the direct aesthetic experience of their work.