Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner in the studio, 1949.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, now starting its 25th year of grant-making, has announced 125 grants totaling $2,093,140 to individual artists and arts organizations for fiscal 2008-09 (that’s an average of about $16,000). Grants are awarded to professional visual artists from around the world, based on dual criteria of artistic merit and financial need. It's interesting that the Foundation, which used to specify artists had to be painters, has changed the restriction. The Foundation has widened its scope, but they still don't accept applications from commercial artists, photographers, video artists, performance artists, filmmakers, crafts-makers or any artist whose work primarily falls into these categories, nor will they pay for the costs of installations, commissions or projects ordered by others. In other words, solitary object-makers still rule at the PKF.
The individual winners for ’08-09: Jane Adams, Elise Adibi, Sam Ainsley, Adela Akers, Jonathan Allen, Md. Anisuzzaman, Rick Araluce, Jan Baracz, Jack Beal, Susan Benaricik, Eva Berendes, Joseph Biel, Rosalyn Bodycomb, Claudia Borgna, Jennifer Bornstein, Joan Carney, Dave Caudill, Lishan Chang, Carmen Cicero, Charles Clough, William Conger, Diana Cooper, Nancy Craig, Bill Creston, Maureen Cummins, Priscila De Carvalho, Hank De Ricco, Blane De St. Croix, Donna Dennis, Antonina Denysyuk, Markus Draper, Anindita Dutta, Yizhak Elyashiv, Lilly Fenichel, Kendra Ferguson, Mary Frank, John Franklin, Jeff Gauntt, Mark Grieve, Keith Hale, Mary Hambleton, Susan Hauptman, Richard Hennessy, Charles Hinman, Herbert Hinteregger, Pud Houstoun, Pang-Chieh Hsu, Kay Hwang, Esuko Ichikawa, Inge Jakobsen, Paul Jansen, Nicholas Jolly, Darina Karpov, Wade Kavanaugh, Ken Kelly, Tamara Kostianovsky, Anthony Drauss, Julia Kunin, Olawole Lagunju, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Greg Lindquist, A. Mitchell Long, Jake Longstreth, Tea Makipaa, Knox Martin, Gregory Masurovsky, Joshua Meyer, Elizabeth Meyersohn, Frane Mlinar, Chuck Moffit, Stephen Mueller, Lydia Musco, Lynn Newcomb, John Newman, Roni Nicholson, Hedy O’Beil, Edgar Orlaineta, Rachel Owens, Mia Pearlman, Gillian Pederson-Krag, Nick Perret, Ben Pranger, Sebastian Preece, Raha Raissnia, Hunter Reynolds, Aurora Robson, Volf Roitman, Mel Rosas, Joan Rzadkiewicz, Paul Santoleri, Carri Scanga, L. Aili Schmeltz, Peter Schroth, Alex Schweder, Steve Smulka, Jane South, Bethany Springer, Miha Strukelj, Terry Thompson, Roy Thurston, Annie Varnot, Marlene Vine, Sarah Wagner, Randall Walker, Joan Waltemath, Lucia Warck Meister, Lorraine Weglarz, Jordan West, Lisa Zwerling.(via Artnet)