Guidelines and Application
Cox & Palmer has partnered with VANL-CARFAC to offer a new funding opportunity for visual artists in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant is valued at $5000 and is awarded annually.
Aim of the Grant
The Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant will provide financial support for a project and/or activities that will significantly advance an artist’s career, help evolve his or her practice and/or develop the artist’s reputation and visibility within the art world. Examples include, but are not limited to: development of new audience/market through exhibitions; publications and presentations; skill set development for use of new media or materials crucial to the creation of a specific body of work; participation in a residency that provides time and facilities to generate new work; or support for creation of a body of work or for exhibition costs at a significant venue.
Deadline for Application
September 11, 2015
Notification of Result
October 30, 2015
Applicants must be a current member of VANL-CARFAC. Applicants can become a member at the time of application.
This grant is open to professional visual artists who are residents of Newfoundland and Labrador:
• Must be Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status
• Must be a current resident of Newfoundland and Labrador for a minimum of twelve consecutive months immediately prior to the time of application
• Must be at least eighteen years of age
Definition of professional artist
A creator of visual art has the status of professional visual artist if: earning a living through art making or possessing a diploma in an area considered to be within the domain of the fine arts, or teaching art in a school of art or applied art, or whose work is often seen by the public or is frequently or regularly exhibited, or recognized as an artist by consensus of opinion among professional artists.
Eligible expenses include all reasonable expenses that will be incurred during the course of the proposed activity such as: travel, materials and supplies, technical support, residency costs, fabrication costs, shipping, studio rental, development and publication of promotional materials. The proposed project can be for individual or collaborative projects (include documentation for each collaborator). Other types of expenses will be considered as long as clearly justified by the nature of the proposed plan.
• Materials and supplies
• Residency fees
• Studio rental
• Small equipment (up to $2000)
• Training costs
• Wages for assistants
• Consultant fees
• Technical services
• Professional development costs
• Exhibition expenses
• Publication costs
• Contribution towards living expenses
• Retroactive costs
• Purchase of building
• Renovations or construction
Required application support materials
• Completed application form and detailed budget
• Detailed project description that clearly outlines the program or nature of activities, how this will be carried out within the stated timeline and how this will be beneficial to the advancement of your career and/or artistic practice
• Up to date curriculum vitae
• Artist statement that provides context for previous work
o Digital documentation of previously created artwork– maximum of 20 images, DVDs, audio/video documentation (Original artwork will not be accepted)
• Optional Support Materials:
o Letters of support
o Confirmation of residency or exhibition
o Recent reviews, catalogues, etc.
Assessment Criteria will be based on the following three components:
• Artistic merit of work produced
• Strength and feasibility of proposed activity
• Ability to enhance the artist’s career/artistic practice.
All applications will be reviewed by the VANL-CARFAC staff for eligibility and completeness. All applications that meet these criteria will then be assessed by a committee of artists and arts professionals chosen by VANL-CARFAC’s board of directors.
A comprehensive final report is required that includes an outline of the project/activities, a budget and the benefit to the artist. This report is due within one month of completion of the project.
Projects to be completed by October 30, 2016
CLICK HERE to download the application form. This form must be filled out and returned with your application submission.
Applications may be submitted via dropbox or WeTransfer.com (preferred) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to:
Pivotal Point Grant
Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL-CARFAC)
59 Duckworth Street, 3rd Floor
St. John’s, NL, A1C 1E6