William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts was established in 2001,
the centenary of the birth of William H. Johnson. Recognizing that minority
artists often need economic assistance, and inspired by Johnsons story,
the Foundation seeks to encourage artists early in their careers by offering
financial grants. Visual artists working in the following media are encouraged
to submit applications: painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking,
installation and new genre. Grants are awarded at the end of the calendar
year. In addition, the Foundation will support projects aimed at broadening
awareness of the life and work of William H. Johnson and other African
American artists, mainly through exhibitions and publications.
of the William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts:
V. Joy Simmons, M.D.