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Purpose

The Virginia A. Groot Foundation established the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant in 1988 so that a ceramic sculpture or sculpture artist may have the opportunity to devote a substantial period of time to the development of his

Eligibility

Each year the Virginia A. Groot Foundation offers three grants (up to $50,000, $20,000, $10,000) to artists who have exceptional talent and demonstrated ability in ceramic sculpture or sculpture. Artists may be at any stage of career development, from emerging through mature. Applicants must be 21 years or older at the time of the application deadline. We welcome and encourage

Next deadline:
February 1, 2020.

Students enrolled in or attending, either full-time or part-time, any institution of higher learning are not eligible. Work completed as a student is not eligible. Teachers are eligible if their program plan is for their development as artists rather than as teachers. The grant is not for the support of continued academic training.

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History

The Virginia A. Groot Foundation was established in 1988 so that artists working in three dimensions could have the opportunity to devote additional time and resources to the development of their work.

PREVIOUS
RECIPIENTS
Matt Wedel | 1st Place | 2019

Matt Wedel - 1st Place, 2019

Andrea Ferrero | 2nd Place | 2019

Andrea Ferrero - 2nd Place, 2019

Kate Hunt | 3rd Place | 2019

Kate Hunt - 3rd Place, 2019

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GUSTAVUS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

GUSTAVUS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

"Sculpture is time. It doesn't happen immediately. You have to find just the right relationships to put together to make it work. And you don’t always have the answers when you start."

-Andrew Hellmund,
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