Joan Mitchell Foundation | Emergency Grant Application
The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to US based visual artists working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and/or drawing, who have suffered significant losses after natural or man-made disasters that have affected their community. Artists who have been negatively impacted due to catastrophic situations of this nature can apply to the Foundation for funding. The Foundation has historically granted funding to assist in the repair of homes and studios following flooding and material destruction, to replace art materials such as brushes, paints, inks, other materials such as hand or power tools and computers, and to assist in rent for a temporary studio space in which to work while cleaning up after a disaster. Unfortunately, the Joan Mitchell Foundation cannot grant funds towards the retail value of any lost or damaged artwork.

The Foundation's emergency funding is specific to natural or man-made disasters, and usually those that have affected a community on a broad scale. While we acknowledge the tremendous need for support following personal emergencies, such as burglary or displacement, we regret that the Foundation is currently unable to provide this type of emergency funding.

Checklist & Tips for the Emergency Grant Application:
✔ Review the whole application prior to beginning this Google Form; consider reviewing and/or printing the PDF or the Microsoft Word version to help you prepare. This Google Form will NOT allow you to save your work and return to it, so please be prepared to spend a half hour to an hour to complete and submit your application.
✔ Have any additional documents ready to upload and in the correct format: “LastName_FirstName_TypeOfDocument”. For instance, “Eyre_Jane_Resume;” “Eyre_Jane_Itemization”.
✔ Review the samples for itemization of loss and determine the best way to present your own itemization.
o Link to Word doc:
o Link to Excel doc:
✔ Your notarized Certification of Information page must be submitted with the seal or stamp and number of notary clearly visible in digital copy. This page must be submitted in order for your application to be considered.
o Link:
✔ References: be thoughtful about whom you are asking to act as a reference and please let them know that they will be contacted by the Foundation.
✔ The Foundation cannot apply grant funds to the value of lost or damaged artwork.
✔ List of required documents needed:
o Itemization of loss;
o Resume or other supporting documents;
o Images of work (if you do not have a website);
o References (3);
o Notarized Certification of Information

For any questions, please contact Lilia Sterling at or 212-524-0100.

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