How to Apply / Open Applications

There are two types of grants that the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation offers: those administered through an open call for proposals and those made at the foundation’s discretion. To ensure that you learn about grant opportunities as they are announced, please join our mailing list

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) / Open Applications

RFPs / Open Applications are the only method for applicants to actively seek support from the foundation. Interested applicants should 1) use the links below to assess if the opportunity is a match for your work; 2) review frequently asked questions; and 3) access the online application portal.

At this time, there are no open call for proposals.

Discretionary support

A very limited number of discretionary grants are made by the Foundation leadership to support projects that relate directly to the work and legacy of Robert Rauschenberg.  Please note, at this time we do not have a process by which you can introduce your work to the foundation. As a small, focused staff we are unable to respond to unsolicited materials. The best way to understand the foundation’s grant-making priorities is to join the mailing list to receive program updates.


2016 SEED grantee Blights Out meeting on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Photo: Bryan Tarnowski