The AHL Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the AHL – Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Grant, an annual project grant of $5,000 awarded to recognize and support the accomplishments of talented artists of Korean heritage working in the United States.
The AHL–Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Grant aims to nurture and assist talented visual artists in realizing forthcoming projects while building their capacity to sustain their productive long-term careers.
The main purpose of the grant is to support the artist’s creative process and to cultivate innovative and challenging work through financial assistance during key moments in the development of an artist’s career. Two most important criteria for the grant are artistic merit and its impact on contemporary art.
This is a project specific grant and can only be used for the creation and exhibition/execution of a specific artwork/project. Artists cannot use this grant for their living expenses.
Grants are made on a project basis to visual artist of Korean heritage who are legal residents of the United States. The project must have a public component that takes place between October 2015 and September 2016. The grant is open to all emerging and established visual artists working in all media, including interdisciplinary genres. An ideal recipient would be an emerging, midcareer or established artist who has a substantial financial need in executing an impending project. Applicants must not be enrolled in any degree program at the time of the application deadline.
May 2015: Online application available at http://www.ahlfoundation.org
July 31, 2015: Submission deadline
September 2015: Announcement of award
October 24, 2015: First installment of grant ($4,000); Second installment ($1,000) will be awarded after the public component has been executed. Project Report and Receipts must be submitted within 30 days of project completion.
(All information must be submitted in English)
- Project Narrative (1000 words)
- Itemized Project Budget
- Artist Statement (500 words)
- Artist’s Curriculum Vitae
- Work Samples – up to 12 images & 3 video links (may include sketches for future project)
- Work Sample Description including title, year, medium, and duration (if application).
- Two Professional References must be listed for us to contact.
- Additional Reference Material (recommended but not required)
- Copies of up to 3 reviews can be uploaded to the online application.
- Catalogs should be mailed or hand delivered to the AHL Foundation office.
About Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Foundation
The Andrew and Barbara Choi Family Foundation is a 501(c)3 private charitable foundation based in Northern NJ. The primary focus of the Andrew and Barbara Choi Family Foundation is to provide support to Korean-Americans to help them find their passion and achieve their goals. The foundation focuses on providing this support through grants and scholarships.
Through the support of his wife Barbara and his three children, founder Andrew Choi has built a successful business in the New York metro area over the last 45 years. Leveraging his experience and success, the foundation looks to provide support to others in the Korean-American community in their efforts to find their own success.