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The Saint Botolph Club Foundation implements its mission throughtwo awards programs:

Distinguished Artist Award

The Foundation awards $5000 each May to an artist who has demonstrated outstanding talent and an exceptional diversity of accomplishment. Recipients of the Foundation’s Distinguished Artist Award also are recognized for their contributions as teachers, mentors, or advocates. Many artists who have received this award have later achieved national and international distinction.

Distinguished Artist Award Recipients

The Distinguished Artist Award Selection Process:
Having identified the focus in the field to be recognized – music, literature,or visual arts – a Foundation Board member is delegated in November to compose a jury, which recommends a candidate for the Award. The Award is presented after the Club’s annual meeting in May.

Emerging Artists

To encourage artists at an earlier stage in their careers, the Foundation also funds an Emerging Artists program. Since its inception,this program has provided support to more than 450 emerging artists across New England. The Foundation seeks to identify individuals to whom it can “make a difference” through the combination of financial support, recognition, and endorsement.

The Foundation supports well-defined endeavors such as finishing a commissioned score, preparing works for an exhibition, traveling for arts research, or completing a piece of writing.

Emerging Artists Award Recipients

The Emerging Artists Selection Process:
Nominations are solicited in January from recognized professionals in the cultural community and St. Botolph Club Members, as well as from former Emerging Artists recipients in the fields of music, literature, and the visual arts. A letter of recommendation by the nominator is submitted on behalf of the candidate, who provides a writing sample, visual images, or performance recordings, along with a letter of intent and need. These materials are reviewed by three juries comprised of Board and Club members. From about one-hundred and fifty (150) candidates, approximately fifteen (15) are selected annually for individual awards of $2,500. These awards are announced in June.

Saint Botolph Club Foundation
199 Commonwealth Avenue • Boston, Massachusetts 02116