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Paint Your Vision

Starting a business where your creativity drives yours sales can be challenging and expensive, but how urgent is your vision for society?

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant provides interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

Who is Adolph Gottlieb?

Adolph Gottlieb was artist from New York in the 1920s. He became one of the small group of artists who initiated the movement known as Abstract Expressionism, and achieved artistic and financial success far beyond his early expectations.

Grant Details

Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need.


To be eligible for this program, an artist must be able to demonstrate a minimum involvement of ten years in a mature phase of his or her work. Artists must work in the disciplines of painting, sculpture or printmaking. Each application will be reviewed by the directors, who will exercise their discretion in considering it, and will determine the amount of each award. Applicants should note there is a set amount appropriated for these grants each fiscal year; once this budgetary limit has been reached, the Foundation will not be able to judge any additional requests on their merits.

Covid Impact

While the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation remains steadfast in its long-held mission, the scope of the current crisis makes it necessary for us to focus on the kinds of difficulties we are able to manage through our Emergency Grant Program and to focus on those with which we have the most experience — illness, natural disasters, accidents, fires, and similar occurrences. While we recognize the economic toll of the Covid-19 crisis, we regrettably are not able to assist with funds to replace lost or interrupted income.

Grant Instructions

Grant Application

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