Organized by PICA with the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Precipice Fund is a new granting initiative giving awards of $500 to $5,000 to unincorporated visual art collectives, alternative spaces, and collaborative projects in Portland, Oregon. Join us for the first of our information sessions to Learn about your eligibility for Precipice Fund grants and ask questions about the submissions process.

The Precipice Fund aspires to cultivate a culture of grantmaking that emphasizes community over competition and reduces barriers to funding by simplifying the application process and providing opportunities for professional development. Our Information Sessions and Budget Workshops serve these goals by gathering applicants together to build skills, share ideas, and connect with each other.

Information sessions will cover the Precipice Fund application process, eligibility and selection criteria, and appropriate use of funds. These sessions are also an opportunity to ask questions of staff. It is recommended that anyone considering applying for a 2013 Precipice Fund grant plan for at least one collaborator on their project to attend an information session—preferably the proposal’s lead applicant/organizer.

Visit the Precipice Fund page to learn more.