HELL’S KITCHEN FOUNDATION CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS FOR INAUGURAL ROUND of VISUAL ARTS AWARDS
[New York, N.Y. May 6, 2016] The Hell’s Kitchen Foundation today announced it is accepting applications for grant awards. Established by Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market founder Alan Boss, the Foundation grants ranging from $2000 - $5000 are awarded annually to provide financial assistance to Hell’s Kitchen’s resident visual artists. New and under-recognized neighborhood artists are encouraged to apply.
“These awards are a natural extension of our mission in this neighborhood to recognize and preserve the historical significance of the Hell’s Kitchen arts community,” said Foundation Chair Inge Ivchenko. “We want to help members of our creative community in Hell’s Kitchen thrive. The Foundation grants cash awards to help artists pursue their art, explore new ideas and projects, and complete projects already underway.”
To qualify for consideration, artists must be actively engaged in creating visual art as defined in the application form and have their sole residence located within an area bounded by West 57th Street to the north, West 34th Street to the south, Twelfth Avenue to the west, and Eight Avenue to the east. Specific guidelines and applications are available on Hell’s Kitchen Foundation’s website. The application can be submitted by mail or electronically. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to afford the board an opportunity to review them on or before its next board meeting on May 25, 2016.
ABOUT THE HELL’S KITCHEN FOUNDATION. The Hell's Kitchen Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, awards grants to visual artists living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. The Foundation is the designated community sponsor of Hell's Kitchen Flea Market and is rooted in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood and New York City's art and civic-minded communities. Its board is all volunteer, and the foundation has no paid staff.