Grants Hopper Prize: $1,000 & $3,500 Artist Grants
International Deadline: November 20, 2023– The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for our 2023 artist grants. We are offering $3,500 and $1,000 unrestricted grants to artists and photographers around the world awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.
The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. Our aim is to advance artists’ careers by providing them with unrestricted financial support that is coupled with a platform for increased visibility. We accept submissions twice a year via an open call.
The Hopper Prize is open to all artists aged 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We welcome entries in all media. We are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply.
BENEFITS & AWARDS
Total Awards: $22,000.00 – 12 artists receive funding annually (6 in Spring, 6 in Fall). Grant awards are unrestricted and may be used any way the recipients choose.
- $3,500.00: 4 artists will each receive a $3,500 (USD) grant
- $1,000.00: 8 artists will each receive a $1,000 (USD) grant
- 60 artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org
- A selection from the submissions will be featured on our Instagram feed @hopperprize
- Additional exposure will be available to winners through our Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art
In addition to grant awards, our shortlist, and Instagram reach, we will be providing an additional platform for exposure via our online Journal Insights Into Contemporary Art. We launched this digital publication to give artists a new channel to amplify their voice while providing an in-depth look at their work, practice, and background. Grant recipients and shortlisted artists will all receive the opportunity to publish an interview to include any work of their choosing as a means of providing continued support beyond the open call.
CONNECT WITH CURATORS
We collaborate with contemporary curators holding prominent positions at major institutions in order to select our grant winners. Our open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers. Jurors for the current awards are:
— Laura Phipps, Assistant Curator Whitney Museum of American Art
— Rachel Winter, Assistant Curator Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
EASY ONLINE APPLICATION – $40/10 images
We made our grant application simple to reduce the stress of submitting your work and save you time. The application is short and can be completed in quickly.
We support artists working in all media, from diverse backgrounds, in wide-ranging geographic locations. Recent grant winners include:
— Allison L. Wade, Chicago, Illinois
— Andreia Santana, Lisbon & New York
— Anna Perach, London, United Kingdom
— Jimena Chávez Delion, Lima, Peru
— Krystle Lemonias, Phillipsburg, New Jersey
— Ville Kansanen, California
— Emily Kraus, London, United Kingdom
— M’hammed Kilito, Casablanca, Morocco
— Emily Weiner, Nashville, Tennessee
— Judd Schiffman, Providence, Rhode Island
— Mar Figueroa, New York, New York
— Eli Durst, Austin, Texas
– See more