Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants: FAQs
WHAT ARTISTIC DISCIPLINES ARE ELIGIBLE:
Only visual and media artists and choreographers may apply to this program. The applicant must be the maker of the creative work (television producers, television/film performers and crew members, dance performers, et al are not eligible). These are defined as:
This category includes work in all choreographic styles, including mixed-media or multi-genre performance works in which choreography and/or organized movement is primary.
Crafts/Sculpture: All forms of craft, including ceramics, glass, wood, metal, fiber, textiles, and mixed media. This category accepts work in all forms of sculpture, including kinetic works and installations.
Painting: Painting of any kind upon any surface.
Photography: Work in traditional and experimental photography or any work in which photography or photographic techniques are pivotal, if not exclusive.
Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts: Work in visual media other than painting, including artist’s books, aquatints, collages, engravings, etchings, lithographs, monotypes, prints, serigraphs, woodcuts, and drawings.
Video/Film: Any work in which video or video techniques are pivotal, if not exclusive. This category also accepts work that has been initially shot with a film camera. Filmed material that has been transferred to computer for editing and processing is acceptable.
Digital/Electronic Arts: Work in which technology is an essential element of the work’s creation, presentation, or understanding. Examples include: works created or displayed on computers or other electronic media; work created with computer models such as sculptural works; interactive installations including immersive virtual environments; internet projects; hypertext documents; other image, text, audio, or video works rooted in technology.
WHAT CONSTITUTES A MEDICAL OR DENTAL EMERGENCY:
What constitutes a medical, dental, or mental health emergency?
Does this grant cover lost wages?
Can I apply for an ongoing health issue?
Can I apply for physical or occupational therapy?
Can I apply for prescription drugs?
Can I apply for psychiatric treatment?
If I am injured as a result of a natural disaster, can I also request funds for loss of property or other damages?
Do I need insurance to apply?
Can I use the funds to buy insurance?
Can I apply for non-medical related expenses such as loans or rent?
Can I ask for less than $5,000?
Might I be awarded less than my full request?
HELP SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS:
Can I ask someone else to complete the application on my behalf?
Can I submit a paper application?
AWARD TIMELINES AND DISBURSAL:
How long after I apply will I hear if I receive the funds?
Do I have to pay taxes on these funds?
Can you just send the check directly to my doctor or other medical provider?
What happens if the funds are all expended?
If I receive a grant, do I need to submit any additional reports or paperwork?