Café Royal Cultural Foundation awards New York visual artists with grants


New York-based visual artists can apply for a visual grant of up to $ 10,000 from the Café Royal Cultural Foundation to fund an exhibition or project.

Artists working in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography, are eligible for these grants. Applicants must currently reside in one of New York City’s five boroughs and have lived there for at least one year. Recipients will be determined by the foundation’s executive committee on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishments to date, and the promise of future achievement in their medium.

Review procedures
Funding decisions will be made by the selection and management committees of the Café Royal Cultural Foundation. The following criteria will be applied when evaluating grant proposals:

  • Excellence in the execution of art
  • Quality of finished work
  • Innovation or Original Quality of work
  • Cultural significance / relevance of the project
  • Promise of future achievement in the visual arts

The Café Royal Cultural Foundation has awarded grants for music, visual arts, performance and literature to more than 70 New Yorkers since 2019.

The deadline to submit an application for this cycle is November 15, 2021 at 9 a.m.ET.

To learn more and to apply, visit

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