Albert Willis - Artwork 4
Daniela Garcia - Artwork 5
Albert Willis - Artwork 3
John Chang - Artwork 2 2
Carmen Mardonez - Artwork 4
Daniela Garcia - Artwork 4
Carmen Mardonez - Artwork 3
Carmen Mardonez - Artwork 1
Albert Willis - Artwork 2
John Chang - Artwork 3
John Chang - Artwork 4
Daniela Garcia - Artwork 1
John Chang - Artwork 2
Daniela Garcia - Artwork 3
Daniela Garcia - Artwork 2
John Chang - Artwork 3 2
John Chang - Artwork 5
Nadyia Duff - Artwork 2
Nadyia Duff - Artwork 3
Nadyia Duff - Artwork 4
Nadyia Duff - Artwork 5
Nadyia Duff - Artwork 6
Natalia Villanueva - Artwork 1
Natalia Villanueva - Artwork 2
Natalia Villanueva - Artwork 3
Natalia Villanueva - Artwork 5
Our 2024 Artist Grant Is Now Open:
Let Your Art Shine!
Calling all creative minds working in the realm of visual art! We are thrilled to announce the Not Real Art 2024 Grant Program is officially accepting submissions. If you're ready, so are we! Simply submit your work today for a chance to win $2,000, and thousands more in PR and marketing support!
About Our Grant
Founded in 2019 and powered by Arterial, the NOT REAL ART Grant for Artists is a $12,000 annual award designed to empower the practice of 6 contemporary artists, each of whom receive $2,000. But, NOT REAL ART Grant winners get more than money. Each recipient gets to share their story and promote with exclusive, in-depth featured interviews on the NOT REAL ART podcast and blog. And, whether or not you receive our grant, every applicant automatically qualifies to be included in future blog stories, newsletters and our artist marketing database!
What Participating Artists Have To Say...
The many benefits of participating in the Grant process go beyond the chance of winning some grant money. Hear from some of the artists who joined our diverse community:
You keep us informed…
“I actually enjoy the weekly emails and I look forward to them. I think it is great that you keep us all informed.
Not looking for trophies
Instead of an "art trophy" for winners, why not just add more to cash the grant award? Pretty sure grant applicants are not looking for trophies.
No complaints and especially thank you for the (weekly) Monday emails.
Your updates make me feel involved and appreciated
It’s wonderful to be updated on the status of the grant process. Many times, when you submit for a grant, you don’t hear anything. This can be very nerve wracking. The updates make the artist feel more involved and appreciated.
Will there be cake?
Overall, you are doing okay. However, all the emails revving us up for "the big announcement," triggers a stress response in me. I don’t want to be wound up and revved up for yet another rejection. It’s like dealing with my aging cat sitting at the door. In or out? Make up your mind. Will there be cake afterwards? I do better with cake.
Thank you for all you do
The submission process was straight forward and you provided a way for video to be viewed which can sometimes be a challenge in submission processes. Thank you for all you do and for your support of the arts!
Thank you for the great experience
I’ve been so anxious throughout this whole process, but in a good way! This is the first grant I’ve ever applied for and I wasn’t sure how the experience was going to go. I want to thank you for the great experience and for being so informative.
This build-up to the "big announcement" is kind of nice! Even if I get it I appreciate the anticipation and recognition. I also love the concept since so much of our work is hard to define or categorize, as art should be, not the exception. Well done!
I loved the podcasts too
This experience has been great! I loved the podcasts too!
I felt understood as an artist…
I really enjoyed the process of applying to this grant. Unlike some other grants, I felt understood as an artist. I also really appreciate the frequent email (updates) which keep us in the loop. I truly feel part of this process, regardless of the results. It really makes me want to be a part of this community.
Appreciate the grant and how easy the process has been. I enjoy the email updates and newsletters. Thank you!
I’ve found the experience with the NOT REAL ART Grant to be great overall! Not once have I felt out of the loop, every email is informative and interesting! I really appreciate being regularly updated on the current status of the application, as well as new and exciting events!
News & Grant Articles
Hear from some of the artists who joined our diverse community:
Call For Artists: Apply Now for the 2021 NOT REAL ART Artist Grant. Don’t Miss Out. Deadline May 1, 2021!
NOT REAL ART Honors Its 2020 Class of Artist Grantees With an Exclusive Online Exhibition: 7pm October 8: Join Us!
Celebrating Our Grant Winners
NOT REAL ART Announces Its 2022 Grant Recipients:
We are extremely proud of our 2022 class of grant winners. Each of these artists are now part of the NOT REAL ART Family. They join a community of past grant recipients, which brings our total of alumni of grant winners to 30 artists.
As years past, our 2022 winners personify exceptional conceptual vision, technical ability and artist integrity. They are: Kiley Ames, Buena Johnson, Ella Maria Foley-Ray, Y Hope Osborn, Jo-Ann Morgan, Joan Cox
To see the work of the 2022 Grant Recipients, please visit our on-line exhibition:
NOT REAL ART Announces Its 2021 Grant Recipients:
Help us celebrate the diverse group of 2021 Grant Winners. Please keep up the great work and the courage of your convictions. Your contributions to human culture are invaluable as they challenge our minds and feed our souls.
John Chang, Nadyia Duff, Daniela Garcia, Carmen Mardonez, Natalia Villanueva, Albert Willis
To see the work of the 2021 Grant Recipients, please visit our on-line exhibition:
NOT REAL ART Announces Its 2020 Grant Recipients:
It’s the kind of news everyone wants to receive at least once in their life – getting the news “you won!”. Today, six visual artists are about to get such positive news as they read this piece to learn they are the recipients of the 2020 NOT REAL ART Grant.
NOT REAL ART aspires to honor artists invaluable contributions to human culture by empowering their careers in meaningful, thoughtful and relevant ways. As an organization, NOT REAL ART exists to celebrate and elevate creative culture by empowering artists, helping artists tell their stories and promote their art.
NOT REAL ART Announces Its 2019 Grant Recipients:
Grant recipients are selected based on a written application and artwork samples. Recipients demonstrate a strong sense of ingenuity, emotion and craft in their work.
Recipients were announced on March 16, 2019 in Los Angeles at the NOT REAL ART Conference for Creators, presented in partnership with Art Share LA.
Questions About Our Grant?
The Not Real Art 2024 Grant Program is an initiative sponsored by the Crewest Studio, LLC that offers six unrestricted grants of $2,000 each to eligible artists.
The grant is open to practicing visual artists working in a two-dimensional medium, who are at least 21 years old and are residents of the United States.
Submissions open on July 1, 2023, and close at midnight (Pacific Time) on January 1, 2024.
You need to complete the submission process through the official website, providing at least three and no more than five works as part of your application.
No, collaborative works cannot be submitted. The submitted works must be the original work of the artist making the application.
If you are selected as a grant recipient, you will receive a single payment of $2,000. You may use the granted funds for any purpose at your own discretion.
No, prior Not Real Art grant recipients are not eligible for the 2024 program.
A panel of reviewers, selected by Not Real Art and Crewest Studio, will evaluate all eligible submissions. The process includes a subjective assessment of your materials and artworks.
You need to complete the submission process throGrant recipients may use the funds for any purpose they see fit, they have complete discretion over its use.ugh the official website, providing at least three and no more than five works as part of your application.
Yes, please direct any questions related to the Program or Terms and Conditions to: email@example.com.
No, the grant is open to all artists, irrespective of their education or experience levels.
No, you must be a resident of the United States to be eligible for the grant.
By submitting your application, you automatically get entered into our artist database. This not only gives you a chance to be considered for the current grant but also opens up opportunities for future publicity and exposure, regardless of whether you win the grant or not.
Our panel for grant judging comprises a diverse mix of professional artists, art enthusiasts, and collectors. For more detailed information about our judges, please visit https://notrealart.com/grant2024.
We highly value communication and keep our applicants up-to-date about the process regularly to ensure they are always informed about their application status.