The reviewers assess the applications based on the following criteria:
Artwork in sample is strong and reflects feminism and social change.
AE grant: Proposed activities will further applicant’s development as a feminist social change artist. AMA grant: Proposed activities engage community members in artmaking that directly benefits women and girls in Kentucky.
Application and work sample demonstrate applicant’s understanding and practice of feminism.
Application and work sample demonstrate a clear understanding of the relationship between art and social change.
Work plan, timeline, and budget are clear, detailed, and realistic.
Applicant’s ability to complete the proposed activities is clearly shown.
Note: When considering applications of equal merit, the KFW Board of Directors has asked reviewers to give priority to underrepresented demographic populations and first time applicants (applicants who have not received KFW funding).
Please note: In 2021, the Artist Enrichment Grant was awarded in the first half of the year. The Art Meets Activism Grant will be awarded in the second half of the year.
Artist Enrichment Grant:
Applications Available: Typically sometime in August
Application Deadline: Typically First Friday of September
Notification Sent: Beginning of December
Checks Sent: End of December
Final Reports Due: January of the following year
Art Meets Activism Grant:
Applications Available: Typically sometime in February
Application Deadline: Typically First Friday of March