These grants supported artists (individuals, collaborations, or collectives) to develop their practice. Amongst other activities, the grants could be used to pursue threads of research, stage an event, make new work, publish, travel, take part in a residency or workshop, or present an exhibition or performance. The grants covered part or all of the proposed activity or project. Approximately ten grants were awarded each calendar year, with a maximum value of US$5,000. Applications were due twice per year, on April 1 and October 1, and results were communicated within four weeks of these dates. Grant recipients were selected by an external advisory committee, and the advisors’ names were published after grant recipients were announced.