Virgina A. Groot Foundation
Aquifer by Adrian Arleo

Grant information


The Virginia A. Groot Foundation established the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant in 1988 so that a ceramic sculpture or sculpture artist may have the opportunity to devote a substantial period of time to the development of his or her work.


Each year the Virginia A. Groot Foundation offers three grants (up to $35,000, $10,000, $5,000) to artists who have exceptional talent and demonstrated ability in ceramic sculpture or sculpture. Artists may be at any stage of career development, from emerging through mature. Applicants must be 21 years or older at the time of the application deadline. We welcome and encourage international applicants. Next deadline: March 1, 2016.

Students enrolled in or attending, either full-time or part-time, any institution of higher learning are not eligible. Work completed as a student is not eligible. Teachers are eligible if their program plan is for their development as artists rather than as teachers. The grant is not for the support of continued academic training.

When & How to Apply

Applications must be received by March 1 of the granting year. We award every year. Any application received after that date will not be considered for a grant. An online application form will be available soon. Please check back often.


The grant winner will be determined primarily by the quality of work submitted and, secondarily, on the proposal provided on the application form. We are not a need based grant or an emergency grant, we award on merit.