[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.
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.
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