The Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University are starting a fund to help St. Louis-area visual artists whose livelihoods were disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.
A Sustaining Arts Practice Fund was announced Monday by the two organizations. It will distribute $100,000 in grants to visual artists.
The organizations will grant $2,000 to 50 artists, designers and architects who have lost income because their events, contracts and teaching engagements were canceled. The money comes from an endowment Emily Rauh Pulitzer established at Wash U to support the arts through a collaboration between the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Sam Fox School.