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$3,500 Artist Grants (The Hopper Prize) – Call For Artists

$3,500 Artist Grants (The Hopper Prize) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Hopper Prize announces a call for artists for their Spring 2021 $3500 artist grants, offering 2 grants in the amount of $3,500 and 4 grants in the amount of $1,000. Grants will be 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. The aim is to advance artists’ careers by providing them with unrestricted financial support that is coupled with a platform for increased visibility.

 

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Deadline: 18 May 2021

Hopper Prize made their grant application simple to reduce the stress of submitting your work and save you time. The application is short and can be completed in under 20 minutes.

The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. Entries welcome in all media. Hopper Prize is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply.

Jurors will be selecting 6 artists who will each receive an unrestricted cash grant. The jurors will select a shortlist of 30 artists who will have their work archived on Hopper Prize’s website. Jurors for the current awards are Selby Nimrod, Assistant Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center and María Elena Ortiz, Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami.

The Hopper Prize $3,500 Artist Grants Benefits

When submitting your work, you will have the option to opt-in to be considered for possible Instagram features on Hopper Prize’s Instagram feed, with a current reach of over 55k. Editors will be featuring select submissions on a rolling basis prior to the application deadline.

In addition to grant awards, the shortlist, and Instagram reach, Hopper Prize will be providing an additional platform for exposure via an online Journal, Insights Into Contemporary Art. Hopper Prize 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.

Total Awards: $11,000.00 USD for visual artists

  • $3,500.00 – 2 artists will each receive a $3,500 (USD) grant
  • $1,000.00 – 4 artists will each receive a $1,000 (USD) grant
  • 30 artists will have their work archived at the Hopper website
  • A selection from the submissions will be featured on Hopper Prize’s Instagram feed
  • Additional exposure will be available to winners through Hopper Prize’s Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art

About Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize was established to increase recognition of the work of visual artists. They seek to advance the careers of visual artists by providing unrestricted financial support in the form of individual artist grants. In a time when many sources of direct funding for individual artists have been reduced or eliminated, The Hopper Prize offers artists direct, unrestricted financial assistance. The organization awards 12 grants annually. Winning artists are selected through an open call for proposals. The Hopper Prize is a merit based grant. Winners are chosen based on the quality of their work. Awardees are selected by guest jurors holding prominent curatorial positions at major institutions.

For more information, contact info@hopperprize.org.

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CENTER’s 2021 Awards (Santa Fe, NM) – Call For Artists

CENTER’s 2021 Awards (Santa Fe, NM) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] CENTER announces a call for artists for their 2021 Awards, accepting submissions from national and international photographers and lens-based artists. Work can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted. Work derived from all photographic processes is accepted, as well as mixed media that is photo-based. Only the Multimedia Award accepts video, multimedia files and/or still images for submission.

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Deadline: 20 Apr 2021

2021 awards include all of the following:

$5K Project Development Grant: The Project Development Grant provides financial support to fine art or documentary works-in-progress.

  • Submit: 6-10 images and a 325-word project statement
  • Juror: Arpad Kovacs – Assistant Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Package: $5,000 grant, professional development workshop admission, Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

$5K Me&EVE Grant: The Me&EVE Grant awards a female-identified, non-binary, transgender, and/or gender non-conforming photographer who is 40 years of age and over.

  • Submit: 15-20 images and a 325-word project statement
  • Juror: Annick Shen – Adobe Stock’s Head of Editorial
  • Package: $5,000 grant, professional development workshop admission, Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

$2.5K Project Launch Grant: New in 2021: Spotlight New Mexico – The Project Launch Grant supports a documentary or fine art series from New Mexico-based individuals. Submitters must be a New Mexico resident for at least 2 years or more, includes photographers taking a temporary residence leave.

  • Submit: 5-10 images and a 325-word project statement
  • Juror: Marisa Sage – Director and Curator, University Art Museum, New Mexico State University
  • Package: $2,500 grant, professional development workshop admission, Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

The CENTER Awards – Personal / Social / Environmental: New in 2021: The CENTER Awards recognize outstanding images in three categories: Personal, Social, and Environmental. Images may be singular or part of a series. All submissions will become part of the CENTER archive serving as an ongoing resource of mission-driven fine art and documentary imagery.

Personal: Recognizes work engaging in the exploration, expression, and/or advocacy of oneself drawing awareness to the power of self-representation or underrepresented experiences.  Projects related to identity, self-improvement, mental health, individualism, accessibility, disability, or other topics exploring self-empowerment are encouraged to apply.

Social: Recognizes work engaged in amplifying social issues. This category highlights projects in which the artist has a vested interest in, is a member of, or is an advocate for a specific social cause and/or community.

Environmental – Recognizes work focusing on the state of the ecological environment. Topics may include but are not limited to, conservation, biodiversity, ecology, climate change, or other issues concerning the natural world. All projects exploring ecological relationships, topics, or themes are eligible.

  • Submit: 1-6 images* and a 325-word project statement | *Additional files are $5 each
  • Jurors: Merry Scully – Head of Curatorial Affairs, Curator of Contemporary Art, New Mexico Museum of Art / Melissa Dale – Interim Director of Photography, The Nature Conservancy
  • Package: Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

Excellence in Multimedia Storytelling Award: The Excellence in Multimedia Storytelling Award recognizes outstanding storytellers using lens-based media to create narrative-driven projects, open, but not limited to, photography, video, new media, installation, and web-based works.

  • Submit: 1-6 images* and a 325-word project statement *| Additional files are $5 each
  • Juror: Cosima Amelang – Producer and Editor, Mobile Storytelling, National Geographic
  • Package: Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

Review Santa Fe – Portfolio Reviews: CENTER’s premier juried Portfolio Review event is a conference for photographers who are seeking audience expansion, critical discussion, and community connection. Online juried portfolio review dates: October 12 – 17, 2021. Scholarships and mentorship available.

  • Submit: 15-20 images and a 325-word project statement
  • Package: Includes 9 portfolio reviews, inclusion in the Review Santa Fe 100 online index and photographer and scholarship presentations. Reviewers selected in October 2021.

It was one of THE BEST photo experiences I have ever had; great photographers, great reviewers, great organization. KEITH JENKINS – Director of Digital Content, NPR; formerly at National Geographic // Review Santa Fe Reviewer

I left Review Santa Fe feeling like my community had expanded exponentially, I returned home on a “high” that I still have not come down from. RICHARD TUSCHMAN – Forest Hills, NY // Review Santa Fe Alum

Review Santa Fe is a GAME-CHANGER! CRISTINA de MIDDEL – London, UK // Review Santa Fe Alum

About CENTER

CENTER, founded in 1994, is a not-for-organization that directly supports socially and environmentally engaged lens-based projects through education, public platforms, funding, and partnerships.

Through the advancement of artists and their work, CENTER serves to deepen public understandings of lens-based media’s complex history and ongoing cultural significance. Image-making holds a unique power to confront audiences with uncomfortable truths, advance cultural understandings, and promote social justice. By establishing trans-disciplinary partnerships between artists and justice driven communities, historians, cultural critics, students, and the art world, we honor our unique role in advancing projects that respect all people, open minds, and engage our shared humanity.

Strategic Aims

  • Produce high-quality Awards, Grants, programs, and exhibition opportunities
  • Increase the number of audiences, connections, members, and participants interested in photography
  • Work in partnerships to better serve constituencies
  • Identify and implement CENTER’s models of best practice
  • Ensure the sustainability and longevity of the organization

For more information, contact programs@visitcenter.org.

Image credit Images from the series “No Memory is Ever Alone” © Catherine Panebianco

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