How to Apply for Visual Aid Services


To be considered for Visual Aid's services, you must be a professional visual artist with a life-threatening illness and resident of one of the nine San Francisco Bay area counties. If you'd like to apply, please submit your completed application along with 10 slides of your artwork, an artist's statement, a professional art-related resume, three letters of reference from fine arts professionals, and a letter from your physician or social worker substantiating your diagnosis of a life-threatening illness.

Mail the above materials to:
Visual Aid
57 Post Street, Suite 905
San Francisco, CA  94104

Applications are reviewed two times a year and the deadlines are:

June 5 • December 5

Current Visual Aid Grantees may reapply for Vouchers two times a year
(same deadlines as above).

Applications must arrive at the Visual Aid office by the actual date of the deadline.

Applications received after the deadline, regardless of postmark, will be reviewed
during the following review.

If the deadline falls on a weekend or a national holiday,
submit the application to the Visual Aid office by the following business day.

Click here to download a Word doc of the Visual Aid Services Application Form
for New Applicants

Click here to download a Word doc of the Visual Aid Art Materials Voucher Program
Re-application Form


You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader® to print these files.  Click here for the free Adobe Acrobat Reader® download.


You may also send an email to to request the application as a Word document attachment or to have the application mailed to you via USPS.

Please feel free to call us at
415-777-8242 if you have any questions regarding the application process.

You will be notified of the status of your application approximately 1 month after the submission deadline.


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