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The Hopper Prize
By The Hopper Prize

International Deadline: May 21, 2019 – The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and exhibition platform offering a series of individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD administered through an open call juried by leading curators. We seek to advance the careers of visual artists by providing unrestricted financial support.

We view the field of visual arts in its broadest and most inclusive sense and therefore make our awards available to artists engaged in artistic practices spanning all genre, media and methods of production. The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older.

$5,000.00 USD in total awards for visual artists

  •  5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
  • 30 artists will have their work archived at
  • Selected 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 recipients, our curators select a shortlist of 30 artists to have their work archived alongside grant winners. Being included in our archive of past grant winners places your work in an international discourse with high profile contemporaries.These elevated portfolio presentations function as a growing resource for curators, gallery owners, collectors, and arts enthusiasts.

CURATORS –  See complete bios here
Our platform provides artists a direct avenue to connect with leading contemporary art curators. Our Spring grant winners will be selected by:

+ Leilani Lynch , Curator  – The Bass Museum of Art
+ Rachel Adams , Chief Curator & Director of Programs – Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

APPLY ONLINE – $40/10 images
Visit us for complete details. Early applications will receive preliminary review by The Hopper Prize team for possible Instagram artist features @hopperprize

Recent grant winners include:

+ Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas
+ Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties, New York
+ Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa
+ Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois
+ Erik Parra, San Francisco, California

Explore past winner’s portfolios here.

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