(Excerpt from 'The 2012 William H. Johnson Prize' posted on The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts. Found on http://www.whjohnsongrant.org/application.html)
Applications for the 2012 William H. Johnson Prize are now available online with a September 28, 2012 due date for all applications
The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that seeks to encourage African American artists early in their careers by offering financial grants. The Johnson Foundation awards grants to individuals who work in the following media: painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation and/or new genre.
The William H. Johnson Prize is awarded annually to an early career African American artist. For our purposes, "early career" is a flexible term that should be interpreted liberally to include artists who have finished their academic work within twelve years from the year that the prize is awarded. For example, a person who finished their studies in 2000 is eligible to apply in 2012, but not in 2013. Age is not determinative, and artists who have not earned BFAs or MFAs are still eligible so long as they have not been working as an artist for more than twelve years.
The 2012 William H. Johnson Prize is $25,000 and the winner will be announced in December 2012.
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(Image on top: William H. Johnson, c. 1918.; Courtesy The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts)