Call Detail
2024 Spiritual Art Grant Opportunity
Entry Deadline: 3/31/24
Days remaining to deadline: 34
Number of Applications Allowed: 2

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $40.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Grants
Eligibility: National
State: North Carolina

IMPORTANT DATES: 

Entry Deadline:March 31, 2024
Selection Notice: May 31, 2024
First Day of Exhibit: December 1, 2024


GRANT:

One artist will be awarded a $10,000 grant, to be presented in conjunction with a virtual exhibit of the artist’s work. We seek to facilitate the work of artists who have an existing body of spiritual art and have potential for further growth.

EXHIBIT:

MOFSA’s 2024 exhibit will be a virtual presentation and will feature the work of the grant recipient, including a new work not previously shown elsewhere. The exhibit will also include the work of selected other artists who submit for the grant, who will share equally in $2000 of additional awards. All artwork shown at the exhibit must be original.  All artists whose work is shown in the exhibit are expected to comply with the legal agreement in the call on the CaFE website.

For an example of a MOFSA virtual art presentation, see MOFSA's 2022 virtual exhibit.

The jury is comprised of artists who previously received spiritual art grants from MOFSA.

Application Requirements

APPLICATION AND FEE:

  • All applicants must provide digital images of 5 pieces of work they wish to submit. Please follow the CaFE guidelines for uploading media. Artists must also submit an essay and bio, as described below.
  • Nonrefundable fee: $40 paid by credit card or PayPal through CaFE.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT (ESSAY):

We'd like to hear about what drives your work. Please respond to the following:

  • What has drawn you to pursue the spiritual in art?
  • How do you see the role of art in spiritual and social transformation?
  • Where do you see your art heading over the next few years?
  • What are your thoughts for the new work you want to create for the exhibit?

For additional understanding of our organization, your audience, please read the statement “Philosophy and Spirit of the Foundation” by MOFSA founder Bob Oberg and the discussion of spiritual art prepared by founding members of the MOFSA Board.

ARTIST BIO AND WEBSITE(S):

Along with your images and essay, please submit a bio. Also, provide a link to your website, if you have one, or another website containing information about you. You are welcome to provide additional links, including any working links to press about your art.

PRESENTATION:

All images submitted must be faithful images of the original. Excessive digital alterations of the original are unacceptable.  All work must be original to the submitting artist.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States of America. MOFSA, without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or veteran status.

2D and 3D media, including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, drawings, mixed media, fiber and sculpture, but not photography or digital.