RJE Sprout Fund
The Russell J. Efros Foundation
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The RJE Sprout Fund was established in 2021 to support artists across the nation with direct funds in order to provide financial means to projects that will be completed within the next 12 months.
All artists are encouraged to apply – formally trained, self-taught, and those whose creative work falls outside of traditional forms of art. Artists are also encouraged to apply for funds for projects that involve their communities such as art classes, therapy, outreach, and non-traditional projects.
An initial total of $50,000 will be awarded in June of 2021 to applicants that submit an application on or before June 15, 2021. 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.
Russell Efros was a community builder and believed strongly in the importance of collaboration. Russell was often helping friends and family with their projects and understood that one person could make a difference. The Sprout Fund, named in honor of “Russell Sprouts”, as his close friends and family called him, seeks to continue Russell’s work and support fellow artists from across the nation.
Artists seeking funding should complete the application form. The funds will be awarded to artists who submit an application form and are selected by the RJE Foundation board and leadership.