Why do I need to live in Milwaukee County?

Open Fund Artist Project Grants are funded by the Open Fund Regional Re-granting program with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Ruth Foundation for the Arts. The Open Fund is a region specific program and has partner programs across the United States.

Who will review the applications?

A panel of Jurors will review eligible applications. The Winter 2023/2024 cycle jurors are Candice Davis, Tatsuhiko Togashi, and Haynes Riley.

When will I know if I will receive funding?

We will notify recipients in April and announce the awardees publicly by May.

Will I need to report on the grant?

Yes. A report of how the funds were spent is required for The Open Fund Grants.

How do I contact the Open Fund if I have more questions? 

If you have additional questions about the program or would like to request a paper application, please contact:

Nomka Enkhee at The Open: (414) 226-1978



John Riepenhoff at The Open: (414) 226-1978 



Michelle Grabner at The Poor Farm: (708) 305-2657 


Open Fund Artist Project Grant application is available at https://theopenfund.submittable.com/submit