THE 2020 DAVYD WHALEY Emerging Artist Grants


Acknowledging Davyd Whaley’s shift to working artist following another career, the Davyd Whaley Foundation offers an Emerging Artist Grant without age requirements.

One grant of $5,000 to be awarded to a working artist in the Los Angeles area who are underrecognized and can provide evidence of a promising career that can be significantly supported by this financial assistance. Award also includes an exhibition opportunity with previous Davyd Whaley Foundation awardees. Applicants not awarded the grant are also eligible for consideration for a one week residency at The Desert House in Joshua Tree. Please see details and criteria regarding the residency below.

Applicants should be able to show a beginning history of work of significant quality and evidence of a serious commitment to their artistic practice. Formal education in terms of BFA or MFA degrees will be taken into consideration, but not required. Applicants based in the greater Los Angeles area, which includes the following five counties: Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Ventura.

Please submit all of the following. Please note, entire submission may not exceed
Attachments 1-4 must be in .doc format.

1. A cover sheet containing the following information:
 a. Name
 b. Address
 c. Email
 d. Phone number
2. A resume including the following, as applicable:
 a. A brief bio
 b. Education
 c. Exhibition history
 d. Previous grant funding
 e. Gallery affiliations
 f. Awards
 g. Any other professional activities (e.g. teaching, studio assistant, internships)
3. A one-page statement answering the following:
 a. The current state of your work
 b. Where you see your work going
 c. How this grant will help you get there
4. An Image Identification List
 a. Your name
 b. Image number corresponding to image file (see formatting details below)
 c. Title, year, medium, dimensions of work
5. 10 JPG images formatted as follows:
 a. LastName_FirstName_ImageNumber.jpg