The purpose of the Artist Foundation of San Antonio is to enrich our artistic and economic fabric by providing monetary awards to individual artists, across diverse disciplines, thereby advancing their creative enterprise and the arts in our community.
While there are many organizations that provide funding to arts organizations, the Foundation is the only organization in our area that distinguishes itself with the sole objective of giving to individual artists.
We believe that by granting awards and recognition to our artists the art market in San Antonio and Bexar County will grow, diversify and prosper. Artists are in fact small business owners and an important factor in economic development. Cities across this country have awakened to the fact that vibrant artistic communities draw not only tourists, but also employers and talented employees.