Anonymous Was A Woman is an unrestricted grant of $25,000 awarded each year to ten women artists over the age of 40 and at a critical junction in their career. The name of the grant program refers to a line in Virginia Woolf’s "A Room of One’s Own." The award was begun in 1996 in response to the decision of the National Endowment of the Arts to cease support of individual artists. To date, Anonymous was a Woman has awarded over $5.5 million to 220 artists.

Above are images of the 2017 Recipients of the Award. More information here.



Women Supporting Women ... As Natural As Breathing