FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


Do you accept unsolicited submissions?

 At this time, the Foundation only accepts nominations from our Board of Artistic Advisors. 


Are you affiliated with Bret Adams, Ltd. Agency? 

The Foundation is a 501(c)3 endowed with a bequest from the late Mr. Adams' estate.  The Foundation does not represent artists. Bret Adams, Ltd. clients are ineligible for the award. Artists who are represented by other agencies, though, are eligible for the award. 


 What do you mean, "idea play"?

We encourage our funded works to grapple with concepts and ideas that move the world, and approach them from a new perspective. This could include, but is not limited to: science, history, philosophy, gender, race, politics, sexual orientation, technology, religion, money, global warming, or medicine.


Do you grant to other nonprofits or to teams of more than one artist?


We only award to individual artists, but if the awardee chooses to use their money to collaborate with another artist or company, that is up to them. 


Performance by Donna English. Photo by Valerie Caviness Photography for The Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation.

Performance by Donna English. Photo by Valerie Caviness Photography for The Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation.