[Sponsored Listing] The Hopper Prize announces a call for artists for their Fall 2021 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.
Deadline: 16 Nov 2021
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. Entries in all media are welcome. The Hopper Prize is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply.
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 on The Hopper Prize’ website
- A selection from the submissions will be featured on The Hopper Prize’ Instagram
- Additional exposure will be available to winners through Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art
Jurors for the current awards are Tyler Blackwell, Associate Curator of the Blaffer Art Museum and Caitlin Julia Rubin, Associate Curator and Director of Programs of the Rose Art Museum. Jurors will select 6 artists from the open call who will each receive an unrestricted cash grant. 2 artists will win $3,500 and 4 artists will win $1,000. Grant awards are unrestricted and may be used any way the recipients choose. The jurors will also select a shortlist of 30 artists who will have their work archived on the Hopper Prize’ website.
When submitting your work, you will have the option to opt-in to be considered for possible featured posts on the Hooper Prize’ Instagram, where they currently reach an audience of over 60k. 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, The Hopper Prize will provide a platform for exposure via the online Journal: Insights Into Contemporary Art. This digital publication gives 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 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.
- Abi Salami, Dallas
- Abigail Lucien, Baltimore
- Hasani Sahlehe, Atlanta
- Laura Berger, Chicago
- Jennifer Sirey, Brooklyn
- Cielo Felix-Hernandez, Richmond
- Akihiro Boujoh, Utrecht
- Joey Solomon, Brooklyn
- Lynnea Holland-Weiss, Cleveland
- Susan Chen, Hartford
- Yannick Lowery, Philadelphia
- Andrea Ferrero, Mexico City
- Christopher Desanges, Boston
- Dominic Hawgood, London
- Kira Dominguez Hultgren, San Francisco
- Vikesh Kapoor, Sunset Pines
- Adrian Coleman, London, United Kingdom
- Trish Tillman, New York, New York
- Nicholas Moenich, Brooklyn, New York
- Elena Bajo, Los Angeles, California
- Vanessa da Silva, London, United Kingdom
- Mark Baugh-Sasaki, San Francisco, California
- Genevieve Cohn, Bloomington, Indiana
- Sydney Cook, Baltimore, Maryland
- Jinyong Park, London, United Kingdom
- Isabel Yellin, Los Angeles, California
- Alex Callender, Northampton, Massachusetts
- Alicia Eggert, Denton, Texas
- Daniel McCarthy Clifford, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Juan Giraldo, New York, New York
- Maja Ruznic, Los Angeles, California
- Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas
- Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties, New York
- Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois
- Erik Parra, San Francisco, California
About The Hopper Prize
The Hopper prize made their $3,500 Artist Grants 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.
To apply for a grant, you only need to submit this information:
- Name and Email
- Instagram Username (optional)
- Up to 10 Image or Video attachments
- Artwork captions
- Artist Statement and Biography (optional)
The Hopper Prize collaborates with contemporary curators holding prominent positions at major institutions in order to select grant winners. The open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers.
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Each June, NXTHVN welcomes up to seven artists, two curators, and eight New Haven high school students to its annual Studio and Curatorial Fellowships programs. Through a proprietary curriculum that focuses on mentorship, professional development, and skills training, members of the cohort cultivate their individual practices within a collaborative, community-driven context.
Deadline: 1 Nov 2020
Each fellow mentors a local high school apprentice, providing them with hands-on instruction in studio and curatorial practices. Through active participation in NXTHVN’s year-long programs, early-career artists and curators make the personal strides and interpersonal connections that advance their careers.
Studio and Curatorial Fellowships Benefits
- Generous stipend disbursed quarterly throughout the Fellowship year, which runs from early June to late May
- Optional, partially-subsidized housing in Dixwell, New Haven
- Dedicated work and/or studio space with 24-hour access
- Monthly professional development workshops facilitated by field experts
- Culminating exhibition and catalogue organized by curatorial fellows and featuring work by studio fellows
- Opportunity to design and participate in artist-led projects and public programming
- Vocabulary and skills for navigating the art market that often go untaught in MFA programs
NXTHVN is a multidisciplinary arts incubator that cultivates creative community in Dixwell. Through intergenerational mentorship, professional development and cross-sector collaboration, NXTHVN accelerates professional careers in the arts.
NXTHVN shapes unique year-long Fellowships program as an incubator. They combine support in administrative and theoretical aspects of the profession with individual mentorship. They bring leaders in the field to cohorts of artists, curators, and apprentices.
The paid high school Apprenticeship program focused one-on-one mutual learning, giving the next local generation a chance to grow and excel in the fine arts.
They encourage collaboration between artists, art professionals, and local entrepreneurs to further New Haven’s growing creative community. Their space is a public, yet protected, place dedicated to nurturing the growth of Fellows, Apprentices, and the neighborhood. Events and exhibitions respond to the community of artists, curators, and neighbors.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.