In 1859, a group of compassionate artists and business leaders gathered to help working artists and their families in cases of emergency and financial need. Originally formed as the "Helpful Society," the group organized formally as the "Artists' Mutual Aid Society", and in 1925 changed its name to Artists' Fellowship, Inc.
Through the conservative management of bequests and donations received, The Artists' Fellowship has steadily expanded its ability to help professional fine artists in times of emergency.
The Artists' Fellowship, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 charitable foundation that financially assists professional visual artists and their families in times of emergency, disability or bereavement. The Artists' Fellowship's Board of Trustees and Officers serve as volunteers in service to our community of artists. Assistance is given without expectation of repayment. One does not need to be a member of the Fellowship to receive assistance nor does membership in the Artists' Fellowship entitle one to assistance from the foundation.
The Artists' Fellowship, Inc. has absolutely no affiliation with city, state, or federal programs or foundations that provide "Artist Fellowships."