United States Mint Call for Artists: Seeking Artists to Design United States Coins and Medals


The United States Mint is seeking artists interested in taking coin and medal design in new directions and trying new approaches as part of our endeavor to ensure that the designs on United States coins and medals are of the highest quality to best represent our country for years to come. The United States Mint will award contracts to up to 20 artists to participate in the United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) and submit designs for selected coin and medal programs. Depending on the number of active years in the AIP, artists receive between $2000 and $3000 for each design submission and an additional $5000 if their design is selected and used for a coin or medal design. All selected designs are sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engravers, who also prepare designs for coin and medal programs. Artists of selected designs are named as designer in historical documents, Certificates of Authenticity and promotional materials. In most cases, the artistÂ’s initials appear on the final coins or medals (along with the initials of the United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver who sculpted the selected design).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/09/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office: National Endowment for the Arts
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Procurement Contract
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
To qualify you must be a citizen of the United States, you must be willing to accept the Terms and Conditions [link to Terms and Conditions], and you must be an established professional artist, defined as one who meets all of the following criteria: • has at least five years of relevant work experience, or has received specialized training in his or her artistic field, such as a degree or certification • derives a portion of his or her individual earned income from his or her art or areas related to his or her art • has experience in digital art techniques such as use of Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Wacom tablets or similar technology • has a professional portfolio that includes published or publicly displayed art
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
"The Grants.gov system must receive your validated and accepted application no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on January 10, 2014.”
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
NEA Web Manager
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $2,000.00 to $8,000.00


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