Awards to Artists

The Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund and The Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund were created at the Dallas Museum of Art in 1980 for the purpose of recognizing exceptional talent and potential in young visual artists. These funds seek applicants who show a commitment to continuing their artistic endeavors.

The Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund
Generally, awards do not exceed $1,500. 
Eligible artists must: 
a) be between 15 and 25 years of age. 
b) currently reside in the southwestern part of the United States (Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, or Colorado) and have lived there for the past three years.

The Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund
Generally, awards do not exceed $3,500. 
Eligible artists must: 
a) be under 30 years of age. 
b) currently reside in Texas and have lived there for the past three years. 

The Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant was established in 1990 to honor the memory of Dallas artists Otis and Velma Davis Dozier, who strongly believed in the enriching experiential and aesthetic influence of travel on an artist’s work. The grant seeks to recognize exceptional talent in professional Texas artists who wish to expand their artistic horizons through domestic or foreign travel.

The Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant
Generally, awards do not exceed $6,000. 
Eligible artists must: 
a) be between 30 and 50 years of age. 
b) currently reside in Texas and have lived there for the past three years. 
c) be a practicing professional.

Download The Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund application here.
Download The Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund application here.
Download The Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant application here.

The grants are not available for college or art school tuition or for travel specifically for the purpose of career promotion. An artist is eligible to win each award only once, and may only apply for one award per year. Immediate family members of Museum staff or trustees are not eligible to apply. 

Award recipients are selected by a committee composed of Dallas Museum of Art staff and invited curators, artists, critics, and patrons. 

The application must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 17, 2014. 
Inquiries may be directed to 214-922-1334. 

Send all requested information to: 
CONTEMPORARY ART DEPARTMENT 

Attn. Awards to Artists 
Dallas Museum of Art 
1717 N Harwood St 
Dallas TX 75201

Because of the volume of applications received, in addition to the number of people interested in the Awards to Artists program, we cannot conduct informational interviews