The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation accepts Letters of Inquiry from museum and university presses for publishing projects that offer significant original scholarship in the fields of digital and media art, art of the Spanish Americas, post-war painting and sculpture, Japanese bamboo, and arts and culture of the American Southwest. At the core of the Publication Grants Program is a deep commitment to advancing scholarship and providing broad and equitable dissemination of knowledge and ideas.
Publication Grants are intended to assist with production-related expenses. Eligible costs include author’s fees, editing, image rights and permissions, photography, design, printing, and translation.
Museums and university presses are eligible to apply. Individual authors with completed manuscripts in applicable fields should mention the availability of Thoma Art Foundation Publication Grants when they submit their manuscript to a university press for consideration.
Update March 15, 2021: All grant requests must be submitted through our online grant portal. Your initial letter of inquiry should provide general information about the project such as the start and end dates, requested amount, and total budget, as well as a 200- to 300-word synopsis of the project outlining the main goals of the project and its significance.