From 1997 to 2007, the Golden Foundation awarded over $100,000 in grants to individual artists and arts organizations. Individual grants are no longer awarded. In 2008, the Foundation focused its sights on building an artist residency facility. During this time, the Foundation supported an artist-in-residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts and Vermont Studio Center. With the completion of the Residency Barn in 2012, support now focuses on the development of the Golden Foundation Artist in Residence Program.
Beginning in 2004, with the initial development of its own residency program, the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation established the Golden Foundation Fellowship to provide continued assistance to the art community specific to the residing program.
Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary artists’ community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of composing, visual literary, and performing arts.
Artist Erik Benson is the 2011 Golden Fellowship recipient
The spirit and programs of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts are based on the conviction that exceptional talent deserves to be supported. Our practical commitment to this belief is achieved by providing well-equipped studio spaces, living accommodations and a monthly stipend to artists who are awarded residencies.
Headlands Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Through artists' residencies and public programs, we offer opportunities for reflection, dialogue and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society.
Eva Struble is the 2011 Golden Fellowship recipient.
The Center located in Johnson, VT is the largest international residency program in the USA. It offers artists the gift of uninterrupted time while working in the fellowship of professional peers.
Sean Foley is the 2011 Golden Fellowship recipient
The gallery located in the Lower East Side of NY features the work of artists not seen in mainstream galleries and serves as a meeting place for artists in a multi-cultural environment.
Serves Lower Manhattan and features contemporary Asian and American art forms including exhibitions, and intergenerational educational arts programs.
Sponsor workshops, a residency program and exhibition opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists in NYC.
Vermont Studio Centers tis he largest international residency program in the USA. It offers artists the gift of uninterrupted time while working in the fellowship of professional peers.
Brent Holland was awarded funding through the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for a 2007 residency.
The Art Center was founded to protect the home and studio of artist, J. Alden Weir. One of the core programs of this farm located in Wilton, Ct. is the Artist in Residence.
Located in Rosendale, NY, WSW provides opportunities, specifically time, space, technical assistance and remuneration so women artists of merit can create new work.
NYFA serves and promotes the work of individual artists. NYFA co-sponsored, "The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love." This book is a comprehensive handbook that provides the information, tools, and techniques, for developing and sustaining a successful art career.
48” x 66”
Pen & Acrylic on Paper Canvas
Year 2003 - Athens, Georgia
22.5” x 30”
Oil & Acrylic on Paper
Year 2003 - Roswell, New Mexico
72” x 60”
Oil on Canvas
Year 2004 - New York, New York
2005 Selection Committee
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Curator of Contemporary Art
Munson William Proctor Art Institute
Professor of Art
University of Vermont
“Where Art Lives” is located in Cleveland, OH and serves as a nexus between art and business by providing tools and opportunities for artists to become self-sustaining professionals.
Located in NYC this international residency program makes a concerted effort to connect artists and curators to the local community by introducing the community to new art from all over the world.
35”x 49”x12” from wall to center
Micasceous and matte acrylics on curved birch
Year 2002 - New York, New York
In a Field of Poppies “Sisters and Crossing”
Oil on plaster panels
Year 2002 - Pleasant Valley, Connecticut
Self Portrait as a Lady in a Paper Dress with Attendants
48” x 38”
Oil on Linen
Year 2003 - Charlottesville, Virginia
2003 Selection Committee
New York, New York
Dr. Dewey Mosby
Director, Picker Art Gallery
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Utica, New York
International Arts Center located in Hudson, NY. Since 1991, the center has sponsored artist's residencies for the world's emerging creative talent.
DUMBO - Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass - is dedicated to preserving the neighborhood as an established artists' community in Brooklyn. Promotes the collective work of emerging visual artists.
2001 Selection Committee
2001 Organization Award Recipients
3' x 3'
Oil on canvas
Year 1997 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
6" x 6"
Oil on wood
Year 2000 - Oslindale, Massachusetts
60" x 60"
Acrylic and Oil on canvas
Year 1999 - Mt. Kisco, New York
2000 Selection CommitteeDr. John Marciari Assistant Professor of Fine ArtsLoyola CollegeBaltimore, Maryland
Mary Murray Curator of Modern and Contemporary ArtMunson-Williams-Proctor Arts InstituteUtica, New York
Frank Owen National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship '79, '90Professional ArtistKeene Valley, New York
2000 Organization Award Recipients
Art OMI International Arts Center is located in Hudson, NY. Art OMI received support for their international visual artists residency program.
(The Rauschenberg Foundation) Received an award to assist artists of all disciplines in need of emergency aid.
- Tel: 212-473-3742
Based in Manhattan, Triangle Artists Workshop received a grant for their artist’s workshops, which bring painters together from around the world.
Based in NYC, Ceres was awarded funds to provide women painters studio space and artists materials.
- Tel: 212-226-4725
This Boston group received a grant toward publishing "A Guide to the Preservation of Art Lacking a Contemporary Market. As of 4/03 their name is: Society for Expanding the Mission of Art Museums.