In 2024 the Puffin Foundation will be accepting new proposals in fine arts, photography, music, and projects in any artistic genre focused on environmental activism for their Annual Artist Grant Program. Applications in other disciplines will not be considered. Please note that the primary focus of a proposal must be one of these genres. For example, applicants may not apply for a music grant if the music is simply an accompanying score for a video or dance project. Fine arts, photography, music, or the environment must be the focus of the project.
The Foundation is interested in art that educates the public on topical issues. For example, projects that seek to enrich and inform the public on important subjects such as our worsening climate catastrophe, health care, social justice, civil rights, and other contemporary issues facing the country (and the planet), that some organizations might hesitate to fund. The Foundation also gives special consideration to communities that are under-served by the arts.
Arts-related projects focusing on environmental issues and the climate crisis in any discipline is considered by the Foundation to be environmental artistic activism.