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Open call: Graham Foundation 2023 grants to individuals

2023 grants to individuals inquiry form, due September 15, 2022

The Graham Foundation’s objective to promote the creation and exchange of varied and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society is fundamentally centered on assisting individuals. The Foundation’s initial grantmaking initiative was created to offer direct assistance to people.

Over 2,700 of the over 5,000 grants made by the Graham Foundation since its foundation in 1956 have gone to individuals, amounting to an investment of almost $20 million USD. Many people working in the field of architecture have benefited from such assistance, including renowned and up-and-coming architects, artists, curators, designers, filmmakers, scholars, and writers. In 1965, experimental architect Anne Tyng received a grant for her independent study of advanced geometry.

The Foundation’s grants offer crucial assistance to those conducting research, producing exhibits, publications, and other projects that engage contemporary architectural discourse as one of the few supporters of persons in the field of architecture. The Graham Foundation provides two types of grants to individuals through its annual open call, a two-stage application procedure: research and production + presentation grants.

The first stage Inquiry Form for 2023 is now available online and is due September 15, 2022. For more information about the Graham Foundation grantmaking programs and eligibility requirements—and to explore hundreds of funded projects from the last decade—visit

Upcoming grant application deadlines
2023 grants to individuals: inquiry form available, due September 15, 2022
2023 Carter Manny award: application available September 15, due November 15, 2022
2023 grants to organizations: inquiry form available January 13, 2023, due February 25, 2023

Graham Foundation
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Chicago, Illinois 60610
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