AHL Project Grants for Artists of Korean Heritage


AHL Foundation (New York, NY)

AHL – Andrew & Barbara Choi Foundation Grant 2019

Application Guidelines

The AHL Foundation is pleased to announce the 5th open call of the AHL–Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Grant, an annual project grant of $5,000 awarded to recognize and support the accomplishments of a talented artist of Korean heritage working in the United States.

**Grant recipient must attend the Benefit Gala & Awards Ceremony to receive the award**


The AHL–Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Grant aims to nurture and assist talented visual artists of all career stages in realizing forthcoming projects while building their capacity to sustain their productive long-term careers.

The main purpose of the grant is to support the artist’s creative process and to cultivate innovative and challenging work through financial assistance during key moments in the development of an artist’s career. Two most important criteria for the grant are artistic merit and its impact on contemporary art.

This is a project-specific grant and can only be used for the creation and exhibition/execution of a specific artwork/project. Artists cannot use this grant for their living expenses.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
Winner’s Announcement: July 2019


Grants are made on a project basis to visual artists of Korean heritage who are legal residents of the United States. The project must have a public component that takes place between October 2019 and September 2020. The grant is open to all emerging and established visual artists working in all media, including interdisciplinary genres. An ideal recipient would be an emerging, mid-career or established artist who has a substantial financial need in executing an impending project. Applicants must not be enrolled in any degree program at the time of the application deadline.

Grant Calendar

February 28, 2019: Online application available

May 1, 2019: Application submission deadline

July 2019: Announcement of award

Fall 2019: Award Ceremony & First installment of grant ($4,000); Second installment ($1,000) will be awarded after the public component has been executed. Project Report and Receipts must be submitted within 30 days of project completion.

Application Requirement

(All information must be submitted in English)

  • Project Narrative (1000 words)
  • Itemized Project Budget
  • Invitation letter or confirmation letter from the organizer, curator or venue – the venue must be a non-commercial art institution
  • Artist Statement (500 words)
  • Artist’s Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Samples – up to 12 images or 3 video links (may include sketches for the future project) If you wish to present both images and video works, please upload 5 images and 2 video links.
  • Work Sample Description including title, year, medium, and duration (if application).
  • Two Professional References must be listed for us to contact.
  • Additional Reference Material (recommended but not required)
    • Copies of up to 3 reviews can be uploaded to the online application.
    • Catalogs may be submitted digitally or be mailed or hand-delivered to the AHL Foundation office. Please include the return postage for all the supplementary materials you wish to receive back. If you wish to donate your materials we may review the supplementary materials for inclusion in the Archive of Korean Artists in America (AKAA).


About Andrew & Barbara Choi Family Foundation

The Andrew and Barbara Choi Family Foundation is a 501(c)3 private charitable foundation based in Northern NJ.  The primary focus of the Andrew and Barbara Choi Family Foundation is to provide support to Korean-Americans to help them find their passion and achieve their goals.  The foundation focuses on providing this support through grants and scholarships.

Through the support of his wife Barbara and his three children, founder Andrew Choi has built a successful business in the New York metro area over the last 45 years.  Leveraging his experience and success, the foundation looks to provide support to others in the Korean-American community in their efforts to find their own success.

Opportunity Opens

Tuesday, Apr 9th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Wednesday, May 1st 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists