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Effective immediately, all grant applications must be submitted online via the Foundation's grantmaking portal. Please consult these pages for the most current information.

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation invites grant applications for projects that illuminate European works of art and architecture from antiquity to the early 19th century. Please review the specific guidelines for the program of interest.

Registration

Before applying for a grant or fellowship, you must first register to use our online grantmaking portal (Fluxx). If your organization is eligible to apply for support from the Foundation, you will receive an email notification with your login credentials. This will give you access to our grantmaking portal and application forms.

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Letter of Inquiry

The first step in the application process for all Grant Programs (History of Art, Conservation, and Digital Resources) is the submission of a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) via the Foundation’s online grantmaking portal. In the text fields provided, you will be asked for:

  • a brief summary of the proposed project
  • the total budget of the project and
  • the amount requested from the Foundation.

The Kress grantmaking portal will accept LOIs for 15 days at the beginning of the Foundation’s three grant cycles. Institutions must submit an LOI by the deadlines below in order to apply for a grant in that cycle:

Grant Cycle Grant Program Portal Opens LOI Submission Deadline
Spring History of Art
Conservation
Digital Resources
February 15 March 1, 5:00PM EST
Fall History of Art
Conservation
Digital Resources
August 15 September 1, 5:00PM EST
Winter History of Art
Conservation
December 1 December 15, 5:00PM EST

Institutions invited to apply for a grant from the Kress Foundation will be notified via email within 7 business days of the LOI submission deadline.

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History of Art

Institutions will use the grantmaking portal to complete their History of Art grant applications.

Applicants will be asked to describe, in the text fields provided, the following:

  • the project's main goals
  • the project history to date (if applicable)
  • the key activities to be carried out
  • personnel overseeing the project, and
  • the anticipated outcomes of the project

Applicants are required to upload the following documents:

  • a detailed project budget in Excel, and
  • the IRS determination letter of 501(c)3 status for the organization that will receive and administer the funds.

Additional supporting documents, as necessary, may also be uploaded, including:

  • Curriculum vitae for principal investigator(s), 
  • conference, workshop, exhibition, or publication schedules,
  • images or illustrations, and
  • letters of support.

The Kress grantmaking portal will open once a grantee has been invited to submit a full application for a History of Art Grant and will remain open for approximately three weeks during the Foundation’s three grant cycles. Institutions must submit their grant application by the deadlines below in order to be eligible for an award from the Kress Foundation:

Grant Cycle Portal Opens Grant Application Deadline
Spring After applicant receives invitation via email from Kress April 1, 5:00PM EST
Fall After applicant receives invitation via email from Kress October 1, 5:00PM EST
Winter After applicant receives invitation via email from Kress January 15, 5:00PM EST

Download Icon Download the History of Art Grant Guidelines

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Conservation

Institutions will use the grantmaking portal to complete their Conservation grant applications.

Applicants will be asked to describe, in the text fields provided, the following:

  • the project's main goals
  • the project history to date (if applicable)
  • the key activities to be carried out
  • personnel overseeing the project, and
  • the anticipated outcomes of the project.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents:

  • a detailed project budget in Excel, and
  • the IRS determination letter of 501(c)3 status for the organization that will receive and administer the funds.

Additional supporting documents, as necessary, may also be uploaded, including:

  • Curriculum vitae for principal investigator(s), 
  • conference, workshop, exhibition, or publication schedules,
  • images or illustrations, and
  • letters of support.

The Kress grantmaking portal will open once a grantee has been invited to submit a full application for a Conservation Grant and will remain open for approximately three weeks during the Foundation’s three grant cycles. Institutions must submit their grant application by the deadlines below in order to be eligible for an award from the Kress Foundation:

Grant Cycle Portal Opens Grant Application Deadline
Spring After applicant receives invitation via email from Kress April 1, 5:00PM EST
Fall After applicant receives invitation via email from Kress October 1, 5:00PM EST
Winter After applicant receives invitation via email from Kress January 15, 5:00PM EST

Download Icon Download the Conservation Grant Guidelines

Download Icon Download the Grant Application Portal Guide


Digital Resources

Institutions will use the grantmaking portal to complete their Digital Resources grant applications.

Applicants will be asked to describe, in the text fields provided, the following:

  • the project's main goals
  • the project history to date (if applicable)
  • the key activities to be carried out
  • personnel overseeing the project, and
  • the anticipated outcomes of the project.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents:

  • a detailed project budget in Excel, and
  • the IRS determination letter of 501(c)3 status for the organization that will receive and administer the funds.

Additional supporting documents, as necessary, may also be uploaded, including:

  • Curriculum vitae for principal investigator(s), 
  • conference, workshop, exhibition, or publication schedules,
  • images or illustrations, and
  • letters of support.

The Kress grantmaking portal will open once a grantee has been invited to submit a full application for a Digital Resources Grant and will remain open for approximately three weeks during the Foundation’s spring and fall grant cycles. Institutions must submit their grant application by the deadlines below in order to be eligible for an award from the Kress Foundation:

Grant Cycle Portal Opens Grant Application Deadline
Spring After applicant receives invitation via email from Kress April 1, 5:00PM EST
Fall After applicant receives invitation via email from Kress October 1, 5:00PM EST

Download Icon Download the Digital Resources Grant Guidelines

Download Icon Download the Grant Application Portal Guide

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Grant FAQ

Q: Does the Kress Foundation need multiple copies of my proposal?

A: No, one copy is sufficient.

Q: My university / organization currently has an application under consideration.  May we submit another application for a different project simultaneously?

A: Yes.  The Kress Foundation does not limit the number of applications that organizations may submit at any given time.  Neither does the Foundation place a limit upon the number of grants that may be awarded to a single institution simultaneously.

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Judith with the Head of Holofernes_di Giovanni

Judith with the Head of Holofernes

Date: c.1490-95
Artist: Matteo di Giovanni
Repository: Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN

This panel has been shortened and the painted balustrade added on a separate piece of wood. Presumably the figure of Judith was originally full length.

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