Arts Funding Opportunities

Art Tooth seeks submissions for artist grants

Written by Mindia Whittier

The artist-run nonprofit elevates and supports artists in DFW by partnering with businesses and galleries throughout Fort Worth.

Art Tooth is now accepting applications for the Art Tooth Artists in Business grant.

Through the initiative, three local Fort Worth artists will be awarded $4,000 for art materials and a stipend to create new work for three Fort Worth businesses: Carpenter’s Cafe & Catering, Casa Azul, and Pizza Verde. Art Tooth especially welcomes submissions from underrepresented communities, including Black, Latine/x, Indigenous, AAPI, and LGBTQIA+ artists.

The Artists in Business grant aims to foster the continued growth of Fort Worth’s burgeoning art community. In addition to awarding local artists the funds needed to create and display new work, artist grantees will have the chance to build relationships with business owners and patrons beyond the reach of traditional arts venues.

Artist grantees will work with Art Tooth and local business owners to envision the size and scope of the artwork/artworks for each establishment. Additionally, they will be required to mentor and receive studio assistance from three college-level artists for a minimum of five hours in support of each installation.

All submissions will be subject to a community-supported panel review. The panel will include artists Molly Margaret Sydnor, Dr. Mary Mbongo Nangah, Art Tooth, and then owners of three businesses.

Funding for the grant was provided by the Donny Wiley Memorial Fund at North Texas Community Foundation. Artist submissions are due by May 15. Additional details and the submission form are available online.

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Mindia Whittier