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Anders Ruhwald - 2021

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Friendly reminder to submit your #grootgrant application by February 1, 2022!

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Petitots Dream #1 and #2 created by 2021 third place #grootgrant recipient Anders Ruhwald.

These sculptures are installed at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Look at that amazingly vibrant glaze work!

Congrats Anders!

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GRANT
INFO

Purpose

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 own work.

Eligibility

Each year the Virginia A. Groot Foundation offers three grants (up to $60,000, $30,000, $20,000) 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. 

Next deadline:
February 1, 2022.

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.

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GUSTAVUS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Funded by the Virginia A. Groot Foundation
From Carbon Mouse Studios
Director: Kristen Lowe, executive producer
Producer, Brian Forrest; Forrest Media

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History

The Virginia A. Groot Foundation was established in 1988 so that artists working in three dimensions could have the opportunity to devote additional time and resources to the development of their work.

 

MISSION
STATEMENT

The Virginia A. Groot Foundation promotes 3-dimensional art by giving award grants to sculptors, institutions and curators. The awards allow for the development of new work, art residencies, visiting artist positions and curated presentations and publications.