Russell J. Efros Foundation
The RJE Sprout Fund was established by the Russell J. Efros Foundation in Roslyn, New York, in 2021 to support artists with the direct funds needed to complete projects in the next twelve months.
Russell Efros was a community builder and believed strongly in the importance of collaboration. The Sprout Fund, named in honor of “Russell Sprouts,” as his close friends and family called him, seeks to continue his work and support fellow artists from across the nation.
All artists – whether formally trained, self-taught, or whose creative work falls outside traditional art forms – are encouraged to apply. Artists are also encouraged to apply for funds for projects that involve their communities (e.g., art classes, art therapy, outreach, and non-traditional projects).
A total of $50,000 will be awarded in June 2021, but awards will continue to be administered throughout the calendar year on an ongoing basis.
Funds will be prioritized for artists working with marginalized and underserved audiences, topics, or subject matter.
Artists seeking funding must apply though the online application form. Funds will be awarded to artists selected by the RJE Foundation board and leadership.