The grant program of the Foundation for Contemporary Art (FCA Prague) has been announced annually since 1993. From the beginning of the program until 2018, 719 grants had been awarded in the total of 48,238,000.00 CZK. The objective of the grant program is to support the origin and public presentation of contemporary artwork with an emphasis on high artistic quality and presumed social incidence of the projects presented. The grant committee made up of renowned professionals, art historians and fine art critics elected for a three-year period, gives preference to innovative projects by professional fine artists not yet established on the fine arts scene. Artists, curators, as well as institutions can apply for the grant.
During 2018 the grant was administered thanks to the financial resources from the profits of the FCA foundation fund and sum of money entrusted to the Foundation by the organization GESTOR - The Union for the Protection of Authorship.
The year 2018 was the last year that projects were split into three categories. Therefore, it is now possible to apply for a grant to support an individual or institution project, for a grant to support the implementation of artwork in public space, as well as for a grant to support artistic activities in the area of social minority, using one form and the applications will be assessed together.
Until now the grant program has been made possible thanks to donations from OSI New York (Georges Soros), OSF Praha, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Philip Morris, Ohio Art Council, European Cultural Foundation, Czech German Future Fond, Daniel Langloise Foundation, Municipal Council of Prague, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and other donors. In the past the grants were awarded from the profits of the NIF contribution, which the Foundation received in the amount of 35,224,000 CZK.