Deadline: September 15, 12. The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund invites visual artists (excluding filmmakers, video artists, and performance artists) to apply for grants to enable recipients to develop their talent and concentrate on their art. Artists must be 40 years or older, and must live within 150 miles of Washington, DC. Three grants totaling $60,000 were awarded in 2011. Applications must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2011.  Application forms are available for download from  www.baderfund.org.  Send email inquiries to grants@baderfund.org or call 202-288-4608. Please note that the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund no longer accepts slides. All images must be submitted in digital form. For details, see the application form, which may be downloaded from the Fund’s website.

Franz Bader at the door of his 2124 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, gallery. Photograph © Lautman Photography Washington