by chris sauter


Rene Barilleaux Patricia Pratchett
Artist Foundation of San Antonio Artist Foundation of San Antonio
210-805-1723 210-912-1449


San Antonio, TX September 1, 2009 The Artist Foundation of San Antonio announced today that the application period for 2009 grants will begin on September 1 and close on October 16, 2009. San Antonio artists should go to the Foundation's website for information and to apply This year, up to eleven (11) $5,000 awards will be made in the categories of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Classical Singing, Theatrical Set Design and Theatrical Costume Design. San Antonio artists may apply online from September 1 through October 16. Please visit or write to for more information. Awards will be announced in mid November.

Now in its fourth year of operation, the Foundation, created by co-founders Patricia Pratchett and Bettie Ward, is becoming an established source for grants to individual artists and a presence in the local arts community. The purpose of the Foundation is to identify, recognize and award outstanding San Antonio artists across various artistic disciplines. With this round of awards the AF will have awarded nearly $275,000 to over 50 artists. The Foundation is the only organization in our area that distinguishes itself with the sole objective of making monetary awards to individual artists. The Foundation hopes to raise awareness about the vast artistic talent in our community and in turn grow and diversify the art market throughout Bexar County. Artists, as small business owners, are important to local economic development. Please visit for more information about the Foundation and for a full list of artist who have received awards over the past three years.

The Artist Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Foundation is supported in part by The Cultural Collaborative of the City of San Antonio, The Tobin Endowment, The Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, the estate of George Cortes, Lifshutz Foundation and The Liberto Family.   |   p.o. box 15797    |   san antonio, texas 78212  |   site map   |   privacy statement   |   site by seale studios